Mission Trips


Dominican Republic and Haiti Mission Trips


     We are in the beginning stages of organizing our mission trips and projects for 2018.   Our leadership team will be meeting in June to look at dates for our trips, coordinating with both Fr. Mike Seis and Sister María Marciano as regards those dates and projects that they will have for us to work on.

     Here’s a “heads-up” to what we already have:

Mission trip and project in San Juan de la Maguana

     *this group is already filled / Fr. Bill will organize this project.

     *the dates are Tuesday, January 23 to Tuesday, February 6.

Permanent Deacons trip and project in Elías Piña

     *Deacon Jim Lonick (Shawano) will be heading-up this group.

Haiti groups

     *Limit of five people in a group.

     *three people have already given me their names for Haiti.

     *last year we had three groups work in Los Cacaos with Sr. María.

Elías Piña / Fr. Mike Seis

     *Fr. Mike will be in the area in July; we will coordinate the dates for this   group at that time.

     *limit of 12


1) Dominican Republic / Haiti Missions leadership team:

     a.  Fr. Bill Hoffman, Saint Philip the Apostle parish, Green Bay

     b.  Deacon Paul Umentum, St. Mary of the Angels parish, Green Bay

     c.  Nancy Bourassa, St. Therese parish, Appleton

     d.  Karen and Jerry Rickert, St. Thomas More parish, Appleton

     e.  Jim Fitzgerald, St. Thomas the Apostle parish, Newton

     f.   Julie Vargas, St. Joseph parish, Wautoma

     g.  Ken Vande Hey, Freedom


2) Mailing address for:

    a. Volunteer paperwork and payments

    b. All checks and donations

  • St. Philip the Apostle Parish, 312 Victoria Street, Green Bay, WI 54302
  • Parish office number (920) 468 – 7848 



The following paperwork will be required at the first meeting: See below.

           ○ Sign up and Volunteer Agreement Form   

           ○ Medical Form

           ○ Copy of your passport (3 copies)


          "Lord, make me a channel of your peace."   So prayed St. Francis of Assisi… "where there's despair in life, let me bring hope …where there is darkness…let me bring light."  And the miracle of miracles… "it is in giving of ourselves that we receive."   All who have joined our mission trips over the year's remark on the blessings received from working on community projects in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.   Would you be interested in joining us next year?

            Who can go on these trips?     We are women and men, single and married; we have had women religious, permanent deacons and priests join us; most of us are Catholics, but not all; and, ages have ranged from teenagers (accompanied with a parent) to seniors.

            What do we do?   We choose from construction project requests from Catholic parishes in the Diocese of San Juan in the Dominican Republic (and a neighboring parish across the border in Haiti).   In previous years we have helped build small rural chapels and schools, we've added class rooms to larger schools, and rebuilt over 600 school desks.   These projects vary from year to year, but always working alongside members of the local community, doing whatever we can to help.   Some of come with construction skills, and the rest of us 'learn on the job.'



Print and fill the next forms out:

Sign-Up Sheet

Volunteer Participation Agreement form. 

MEDICAL FORM -Confidential-





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