Mission is one beggar showing
another beggar where to find bread.
Mission Education Resources
Through baptism, all Christians are called to participate in Christ's mission of bringing the Good News to all people. Mission education is the process by which Christians become more aware of their role in the mission and are formed to carry out the mission of Jesus wherever they are, at home or around the world.
For over 100 years, Maryknoll has been animating, encouraging and supporting Catholics in the U.S. to engage in mission
Stay in touch with us:
Teachers, catechists & youth ministers
Develop your skills as a mission educator through our Mission Education Training Program and our Teacher Immersion Program, and better engage your students with our exciting resources that will bring the world into your classroom.
Deacons & wives
Special formation, immersion and resources for deacons and wives. Connect your local ministry to the Church's worldwide mission:
After describing a real-life experience of newcomers to the United States, essayists explained how they could follow Jesus in making their new neighbors feel welcome. Competing in two divisions (grades 6–8 and grades 9-12) 5,467 students participated.
Ancient Tradition Begets New Life
By Matt Dulka
In the 50 years since Vatican II, one development that has taken off in the United States is the restoration of the permanent diaconate. Today there are more than 16,000 deacons living and working in almost every U.S. diocese.
Most people are surprised to hear that the call to restore permanent deacons can be found in Vatican II's document on mission, Ad Gentes. What is the connection between deacons and mission? And how is it related to a new partnership initiated by Maryknoll to reach out to deacons and their wives?
From Be the Mission
By Kevin Foy
Pick a project, write a check. For many of us in US parishes, this sums up our relationship with the poor beyond our borders.
Over the past year, I have been serving as a mission adviser for a budding twinning relationship between a parish in the Archdiocese of Seattle and a parish in Haiti. Sister parish relationships can be beautiful, strong relationships that affirm the dignity of all partners, but they can also quickly fall into the above trap.
Let's look a common scenario: a parish in the US enters into a twinning relationship and asks the other pastor right away, "What do you need?"...