Jaclyn Parell 
Church of St. Patrick-Edina 


Between May 18-May 31, 2018

*Exact dates depend on airfare.  If you have a special need regarding dates, please let Jaclyn know

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Coban, Guatemala 
Resurrection Priory

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Guatemala College Service Trip 2019 

For over a decade, adults from St. Pat’s have been traveling to Guatemala  to gain a better understanding of our place in the global Catholic community. We have found so much more. 

Again this year, St. Pat’s would like to offer this experience of faith and conversion to those in college.  The College Mission Trip is a 9-10 day, service centered trip open to 20 students.  During the trip, our group is hosted by the wonderful Benedictine monks at Resurrection Priory in Coban. From Coban, students travel daily to nearby villages to repair houses, churches and schools and to distribute much needed water filters to this remote area.  Our trip will also include the opportunity to experience Benedictine prayer, to celebrate mass in indigenous villages and to experience the beauty and culture of Guatemala.  Whether painting, praying or playing in a river, our days will filled with amazing opportunities to connect with the people and beauty of Guatemala. 


  • Dates: 9-10 nights/10-11 days (dates will be between May 18-May 31 depending on airfare)
  • Cost:   $1550 [includes airfare and all food, lodging, and transportation] Fundraising and scholarships available. 
  • Destination: Resurrection Priory (Coban, Guatemala):  a Benedictine monastery founded by Blue Cloud Abbey in South Dakota
  • Activities: Each day we will work wherever we are most needed—work projects, village visits, helping at schools, etc. We will also spend time soaking up the glory of Coban through daily prayer with the monks, trips to local villages, mass in the mountains, evening prayer and small group, river swims, shopping for groceries in the local market, cook-outs with the monks, and more.
  • Deadline:  Registration begins Nov. 29, 2018.  $100 deposit do upon registration.  Additional $700 payment is due Early March, Final $750 payment due in April. Space is limited priority goes to those active in St. Pat's Youth Programs and in order of registration.

If you would like more information on this trip, please contact Jaclyn Parell at 952.767.0943 or

Photos, blogs and videos available at: St. Pat's Coban Connection Blog