Mexico Service Project 2020
Spend a week in El Peñon School in Montefalco, in central Mexico, taking part in a light construction project. There will be time for playing sports, hiking and visiting places of interest, including Mexico City and the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
For High school Students
June 13 – 21, 2020
There will be two components; one will be assisting in the renovations of local town buildings that still suffer the consequences of the earthquake. First we will complete last year's construction project and then will engage in works at El Penon school involving, covering wall cracks, wall brush painting and overall cleaning. This work will be performed in the mornings.
The other social component will be to attend in the afternoon and early evenings to educational and recreational activities organized to be with boys who attend the El Penon school. Like last year we will make a visit to a residence for elderly people in the nearby city of Cauca, to bring basic supplies, little gifts and spend time talking with them.
There is work and a lot of fun
in the Mexico Service Project
Application and cost
The total cost of the trip is $300 (covers lodging, meals, and transportation while in Mexico). The cost does not cover airfare ($250-$300 estimate) or pocket spending money.
All travel to and from the conference center, including to and from the Mexico airport, will be done with the private coach regularly used by El Penon
Only purified water will be used for drinking. The permanent staff of the conference center will provide all meals
Registration is open. Preferential registration deadline is March 8.
Lodging and Meals
In the evenings we will have presentations about the history, geography, and customs of the country and of the immediate area.
As always there will be daily Mass and some traditional practices of piety.
Please contact calling
Carlos Alejano 305-710-2167
We will be staying at La Ceiba, a small center that is used for high school and college retreats and workshops. It is located in the grounds of an old hacienda located in Jonacatepec a city in the state of Morelos south of Mexico City, about 1 ½ hours .
The Montefalco Hacienda has been transformed to include Montefalco, a conference center for Opus Dei activities,
La Ceiba is located in the El Penon boys’ school complex. It has 2 individual rooms for the staff and director and six triple rooms for participants, each with a complete bathroom. It also has a dinning room, living room and classroom. It is surrounded by gardens and has a soccer and basketball court.