HousingBasilica Mosaic

Housing in South Texas will be at a local church, school, or volunteer house.  Participants should plan on bringing sleeping bags. Most of the time we are sleeping on the floor of a gym or community center. Guys and girls will have separate sleeping areas.  The Catholic Mission Trips, Inc., staff will sleep separately from the group at all times. Many groups choose to stay at the Basilica Hotel of San Juan del Valle for an additional fee.


Meals will be provided starting Sunday evening when you arrive, until you depart the following Saturday. The only meals that are not included are your free day meals. Breakfasts are generally continental and we pack a sack lunch. Dinners are always hot.

Work Projects

In South Texas, we do a lot of home renovation projects. The work can include roofing, siding, sheet rock, insulation, flooring, doors, and windows. You will get the biggest “wow” factor here and your before and after pictures will be substantial.

Free Day Option

Each group has the option to use one of their days as a free day.  Most groups plan on taking Friday as free day. Padre Island is only 1 hour away, so often, groups take a day to go to the beach.


Pray for good weather. If we get rain, it’s possible that the outdoor projects will be cancelled for the day. Catholic Mission Trips, Inc., will try to arrange both outdoor and indoor projects for each group.


$375 per person


  • In 2021, CMT is invested in helping communities recover and rebuild from recent hurricane activity, from Houston, TX to Pensacola, FL. If your group would like to serve in south Texas, give us your dates and our staff will work to meet your needs. Email Hannah at [email protected]
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