• SMA Retreat
  • SMA Retreat
  • SMA Retreat
  • SMA Retreat
  • SMA Retreat

Catholic Identity


  • 8th Grade Leadership
  • Appalachia Mission Trip

8th Grade Leadership


Our 8th grade students begin their year attending a Leadership Retreat at Jefferson Memorial Forest. The students engage in team-building activities to strengthen their problem solving skills, trust and group cohesion. It is a fun opportunity to learn how to be positive, effective leaders of our school.

Appalachia Mission Trip


Amidst stunning mountains and deep, shaded hollows, Appalachia is home to generations of proud families, many wrestling with the despair of extreme poverty. Our tripsters travel to eastern Kentucky repairing homes for those most in need.

In Appalachia, we offer one, two or three night trips to our Auxier Center, just outside of Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Repairing homes, building wheelchair ramps, and working with our neighbors in eastern Kentucky are parts of trips scheduled from spring through fall.

Who Should Go on an Immersion Trip? Our “tripsters” include individuals, families, all church groups, schools, youth groups, and businesses. We encourage all people of every faith and good will to join us on this journey. People from 34 states and a variety of countries have traveled with us. You do not need any special skills, just an open heart and open mind.

Hand in Hand Ministries’ trips go far beyond “voluntourism” and truly transforms both the lives of the trip participants and those we serve. Working side-by-side with the people in Appalachia, you will experience fascinating cultures and make new friends. Learn the history of the regions we serve, enjoy the geography and natural beauty.