St. Thomas More offers students the opportunity to participate in three different faith and service trips over the summer. These trips are designed to inspire spiritual growth and relationship building with classmates and staff.
Steubenville Youth Conference
Steubenville Youth Conferences draw around 50,000 teens a year across 19 sites and 24 combined weekends throughout the United States. The conferences feature dynamic, nationally-known speakers, moving music, and powerful prayer times. Depending on the location, conferences draw anywhere from 500 to 5,000 high school students. For many, this is the most Catholic teenagers students will see all together in their lifetime! St. Thomas More has brought a group of students for past four years in partnership with the Basilica of St. Josaphat.
There is distinct need for mission work in Milwaukee, but for some students the deeper conviction of the necessity of service happens far from home, in a totally unique environment. On the mission trip, students are forced outside of their comfort zone to encounter the needs of another. Immersed in the community served, students grow in their faith while offering direct service to the poor and marginalized. Past summer mission trip locations have included Philadelphia, the Quad Cities in Iowa and Illinois, and General Cepeda, Mexico.
The Italy Pilgrimage is more than a vacation to simply “sight-see”! It’s an opportunity to see & experience life in a new way. STM partners with Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs for this once-in-a-lifetime event. Trained guides from Franciscan religious orders lead us through key sites of significance to St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi. Students wind through the medieval alleyways of Assisi, hike the wooded hillsides of the Rieti valley, and walk the bustling streets of Rome.