Romero Center Ministries was founded on March 24, 1998, on the 18th anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral parish converted an empty convent on its campus with a vision for an urban retreat center to help adults understand their role in bringing about a societal commitment to end poverty and discrimination in the world.
The Good Counsel El Salvador trip is an international service/immersion trip. Students and faculty members travel to San Salvador, El Salvador and participate in Project FIAT. Through Project FIAT, students volunteer in the impoverished neighborhoods of San Salvador and provide much needed assistance to the community. Projects include building houses, visiting hospitals and orphanages, and working at daycare centers.
Jamaica Mustard Seed Communities began in 1978 in the impoverished community of Mona Common on the outskirts of Kingston, Jamaica, as a home for a handful of abandoned and disabled children. Today Mustard Seed Communities serves over 400 children, young adults, and families who belong to the most vulnerable groups in Jamaican society. These include children and young adults with disabilities, children affected by HIV/AIDS, and teen mothers along with their babies. MSC Jamaica also manages a number of community outreach programs to combat poverty and provide education to local populations.