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East Africa

Feb. 22 to Mar. 11, 2018

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


June 20 - 28, 2018

Particularly for school teachers and parish religious educators, but all are welcome on this experience of encounter with social, economic and educational realities. Check out the flyer!

Appalachia Immersion ExperienceJuly 16 - 20, 2018For all parish, school, and diocesan ministers

El Paso - Ciudad Juarez

July 18-23, 2018

Particularly for school teachers and parish religious educators, but ideal for anyone interested in grappling with complex issues surrounding immigration policy and the people it most affects.

JamaicaSeptember 20 - 26 2018  NEW DATEFor all parish, school, and diocesan ministers. READ MORE ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
El SalvadorSeptember 29-October 5, 2018Primarily for deacons and wives and all parish, school and diocesan ministers.
El SalvadorNovember 10-16, 2018Primarily for young adults
El Paso - Ciudad JuarezDecember 10-15, 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?

Listen to Rosina talk about her experience in Jamaica. LISTEN NOW

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.