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2017-2018 IMMERSION TRIPS:  Learn more...

Place

Dates

Description

El Paso - Ciudad Juarez

December 8-13, 2017

For deacons and wives and all parish, school and diocesan ministers.

East Africa

Feb. 22 to Mar 12, 2018

Particularly for deacons and wives but all welcome for an adventure of a lifetime to experience the joy of Africa.

Jamaica

May 2018

For all parish, school, and diocesan ministers. READ MORE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

Guatemala

June 20 - 28, 2018

Particularly for teachers, catechists, and youth ministers

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San Francisco Tenderloin

July 2018

For all parish, school, and diocesan ministers

El Paso - Ciudad Juarez

July 2018

Particularly for teachers, catechists, and youth ministers

Chicago Immersion Experience

Summer 2018

For all parish, school, and diocesan ministers

New York City Immersion Experience

Summer or Fall 2018

For all parish, school, and diocesan ministers

El Salvador

September or October 2018

Primarily for deacons and wives and all parish, school and diocesan ministers.

El Salvador

October or November 2018

Primarily for young adults

El Paso - Ciudad Juarez

December 2018

For deacons and wives and all parish, school and diocesan ministers.


Maryknoll is committed to helping people answer God's call to know, love, and serve their brothers and sisters around the world. Our mission trips are designed to help you:

  • Discover your missionary vocation
  • Enliven your faith; broaden your cultural horizons
  • Enter into loving relationship
  • Learn about social, political, and economic realities
  • Experience, learn from, and participate in the Missionary Church
  • Discern how to share the gift of mission when you return

What's it like to go on an immersion trip?


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Preparing For Your Trip

Requirements for Immersion

Why go on immersion

You are already a missionary. You became one when you were baptized. 

God continues to invite us to participate in the mission of love. Although most of our mission work of sharing God's love happens at home, work and in our local neighborhoods and communities, being able to step out of our own culture and context can help us appreciate God's love in a whole new way. Crossing borders and encountering our brothers and sisters around the world is an opportunity for a mutual exchange of the joy that comes from the Gospel. We not only evangelize, but are evangelized!

Through this program we offer group mission trips that invite teachers, DREs, deacons/wives, and other parish and diocesan ministers encounter Christ on the margins, experience the Church as Missionary, and enliven their own communities and ministries in mission when they return.

Trips for Teachers and Catechists