FOCUS Summer Projects

Where authentic community meets intensive formation in the faith.

This 10-week formation and mentorship experience is designed to take your faith to a greater depth. Partnering mainly with the hospitality industry, Summer Projects aims to give its participants the lifelong mission experience of working a nine-to-five while striving to live as a disciple of Christ. Throughout the summer, you’ll be accompanied by missionaries, be formed by top speakers in the faith, and grow in your understanding of the “why” for what we believe in the Catholic faith.

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Intensive Formation for Lifelong Catholic Mission.

Give world-class Catholic experiences amidst real-world circumstances. Simultaneously work a full-time job, grow in Catholic community, and live in a vacation destination. Want to know what it’s like to be a saint in the real world? Choose to live the Gospel amidst adult responsibilities. If you do Summer Projects, your summer will be difficult. But don’t worry, you won’t be alone! You will live in a community of like-minded peers who have made the same choice.

“The future is in your hearts and in your hands. God is entrusting to you the task, at once difficult and uplifting, of working with Him in the building of the civilization of love.” – St. John Paul II

 

Growing in Faith

Encounter God through the sacraments, spiritual direction, and prayer. Become a stronger Christian by spending time with missionaries, priests, and expert theologians.

Leadership

Strengthen your foundations as a Christian leader through a weekly speaker series, bible studies, retreats, and mentorship.

Community

Spend your summer among other Christians in a vacation destination. Build authentic friendships to last for years to come!

Work Experience

Engage a full-time, 40 hours a week job. Learn to live your faith in a real-world context!

Growing in Faith

Encounter God through the sacraments, spiritual direction, and prayer. Become a stronger Christian by spending time with missionaries, priests, and expert theologians.

Leadership

Strengthen your foundations as a Christian leader through a weekly speaker series, bible studies, retreats, and mentorship.

Community

Spend your summer among other Christians in a vacation destination. Build authentic friendships to last for years to come!

Work Experience

Engage a full-time, 40 hours a week job. Learn to live your faith in a real-world context!

“In my “yes” to attend FOCUS Summer Projects this past summer, he fulfilled all my superficial desires. More importantly, he placed deeper desires on my heart so that I can fully pursue him… The formation I received this summer opened my eyes to the depth and beauty of the Church’s teaching, but it also led me to desire God with my heart after first being drawn to him with my mind.”

Sam Fulbright

Student, University of Idaho

How FOCUS Summer Projects Changed My Life

Read how friendship rooted in Christ and formation made Sam prioritize knowing God before ordering the rest of his life.

Project Locations

2023
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FOCUS Summer Projects 2023