Thank you for your interest in serving as a missioner for the Diocese of Orlando. You are taking the first step of what is expected to be a life-changing and life-affirming experience. On this page you will learn about the mission trips scheduled for this year and the requirements for serving as a missioner.
The Diocese of Orlando requires all missioners submit to and pass the FBI background check (through the diocese) and successfully complete the online Safe Environment Certification Process (SEC) before applying for a mission trip. This fee is not included in the fee for the trip. If you have successfully completed this requirement for ministry in your parish in the Diocese of Orlando, indicate that on the application and it will be checked by the Safe Environment Manager. This clearance is good for five years. A valid passport is also required.
Please call the Mission Office with questions (407) 246-4890. All returning missioners must completely fill out a new application for each trip and meet current diocesan requirements. All missioners, new and returning, must attend the required mission orientation.
Cost of Mission
The cost of the trip is $750 not including airfare you must purchase using Mission Office guidelines relating to arrival and departure times. Do not purchase the ticket until you have met the requirements (Safe Environment Certification, FBI background check, application process, notarized volunteer agreement and legible copy of current passport). If you purchase in advance and do not meet the diocesan requirements, you will not be compensated for the ticket. When you are cleared to purchase a ticket, please do so immediately, using only the airlines and flight authorized by the Mission Office. Please send a copy of your flight itinerary to the Mission Office by the respective due date. Checks should be made out to the Diocese of Orlando Mission Office. On the notation, please put “mission trip” with the dates of the trip. A deposit of $150 and is due with the application.
Surgical Mission participants stay in a hotel and are responsible for their evening meal. Please scroll through Mission Trip Schedule page for deadlines & details. Links to applications and more detailed information on each area follow the Mission Trips Schedule.
We strongly encourage you to apply for a U.S. passport well in advance of anticipated travel. Visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs website or call 1-877-487-2778 for information on how to apply for your passport.