U.S. Mission Education Apostolate - Church Engagement
Serving you in creating a culture of mission
Recognizing the call to missionary discipleship that comes from baptism, Maryknoll seeks to awaken a missionary spirit in the faithful through formation and immersion experiences for front line diocesan, parish and school ministers and all others interested in mission. Contact a Mission Promoter in your area or according to your interest.
Maryknoll's Mission Educator-Promoters are Maryknoll Priests and Brothers, Deacons and Lay Ecclesial Ministers who have embraced their calling as missionary disciples as a full or part ministry. They bring their inter-cultural experiences and education in theology and pastoral ministry to bear in accompanying and forming other missionary disciples.
- Fr. Alfonso Kim, MM, Assoc. Director (914) 941-7636
- Deacon Matt Dulka, Assoc. Director (510) 276-5021
- Deacon Paul Bork, Eastern Regional Director (716) 213-0000
- Anna Johnson, Western Regional Director (206) 322-8831
- Deacon Leonel Yoque, Team Leader Discípulos Misioneros Maryknoll (213)-747-9676
- Deacon Kevin McCarthy, Team Leader Teacher Catechist Outreach (914) 941-7590
- Deacon Dennis Holley, Team Leader Deacon Mission Partners
- Fr. Gerry Kelly, MM, Team Leader Third Wave of Mission (713) 529-1912
- Fr. Mike Snyder, MM Vocations Director and Short Term Missions (914) 941-7636 X2230
Programs in the U.S.
Missionary Disciples Formation Program
Maryknoll helps form front-line diocesan, parish, and school ministers and others interested in passing on the torch of mission to the next generation. This program, grounded in “Joy of the Gospel” and Maryknoll’s global experience, offers interactive retreats and workshops to assist teachers, principals, DREs, lay ecclesial ministers, catechists, priests, deacons and wives and others to carry out their responsibility of awakening a missionary spirit in the faithful and create “communities of missionary disciples.” Contact Deacon Matt Dulka at (510) 276-5021, firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more...
Diocesan Mission Appeals and Parish Missions
In addition to serving mission internationally, from our very foundation Maryknoll acknowledges a responsibility to return to our sending Church here in the U.S. to assist our parish communities in living out more fully our baptismal call to mission. We achieve this through collaborating with diocesan bishops to visit and speak in parishes to promote vocational awareness for short-term or lifetime missionary service; to generate donations in support of our international initiatives; and to foster an overall culture of mission in response to Pope Francis’ call. In particular, we invite parishioners to become better engaged in global solidarity through the stories in the Maryknoll magazines. Contact Deacon Paul Bork at (716) 796-8919 email@example.com Learn more...
Third Wave of Mission Institute
As a national group of missionary representatives with extensive mission experience in various parts of the world, the Third Wave of Mission Institute offers formation programs for preparing, accompanying, and receiving back home mission groups interested in short-term mission, with opportunities and parish twinning experiences. Contact Fr. Gerry Kelly, M.M. at (713) 529-1912 firstname.lastname@example.org
Teacher Catechist Community
Teacher and Catechist Outreach
We partner with Catholic educators and diocesan offices for schools, catechesis and youth ministry to help youth and families live out their baptismal call to mission. Maryknoll offers teacher formation programs centered on mission principles and best practices, firsthand mission experience through mission immersion programs, and collaboration on curriculum and mission-minded programming for youth. Contact Kevin McCarthy at email@example.com or 914-941-7590 Learn more...
Through its publishing arm, Orbis Books, Maryknoll helps to promote the culture of mission through books that highlight the global dimensions of Christian faith, amplify voices from the margins, encourage discipleship and promote interreligious dialogue and care for the earth. With many books by and about Pope Francis, the Orbis program is also marked by many of his central themes: mercy, the option for the poor, ecology, and mission, as well as figures he has highlighted: Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and Oscar Romero. Contact Bernadette Price at (914) 941-7636, Ext. 2435 firstname.lastname@example.org, Customer Service: 1-800-258-5838 Learn more...
Spanish Language Program
Learn Spanish in Bolivia with Maryknoll. For 50 years, the Maryknoll Mission Center (CMMAL) has prepared 13,000 graduates to build a better world by building bridges across the hemisphere. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses are offered in six-week segments throughout the year that incorporate and contextualize the cultural realities, including opportunities to live with a Bolivian family. Phone: 011.591.4.424.1521 Learn more...
Deacon Mission Partners
The strong links between diaconal ministry and mission are grounded in the earliest example of the Deacon Philip. Today more than ever, deacons and wives are needed to be a driving force for creating a culture of mission by fostering communities of missionary disciples in the local church. We are a mission-focused diaconal community that supports each other. We provide formation and mission immersion experiences and resources for preaching and mission education. Contact Deacon Mike Berstene at (860) 841-0046 email@example.com Learn more...
Discipulos Misioneros Maryknoll (Hispanic Outreach)
Serving the U.S. Catholic Hispanic Community’s unique efforts for living out Pope Francis’ invitation to missionary discipleship, Maryknoll offers Spanish language and cultural formation including workshops, retreats, and parish missions to develop and empower Hispanic front-line mission animators for active ministry today that is grounded in global mission and solidarity. Contact Deacon Leonel Yoque at (213) 747-9676 firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more...
Misioneros Maryknoll (formerly Revista)
With one of the largest circulations for U.S. Hispanic Catholics, the award-winning Spanish language magazine, Revista Maryknoll, shares the stories of the Maryknoll Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, and Lay Missioners engaged in the life of missionary discipleship worldwide. Contact David Aquije at (914) 941-7636, Ext. 2307 email@example.com Learn more...
Global Mission Community Programs
Short-Term Volunteers & Immersion Trips
Recognizing that all people of faith are called to participate in God’s mission, Maryknoll welcomes men and women who wish to serve from 6 weeks to 1 year as short-term volunteers to work with us in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Bolivia, and Tanzania. We also offer group immersion experiences to several locations, including Jamaica, Haiti, Bolivia, and East Africa for 1-3 weeks. Contact Fr. Mike Snyder, M.M. at (914) 941-7636, Ext. 2230 firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more...
Maryknoll Priest/Brother Associates
Becoming a Maryknoll Priest or Brother Associate offers one a unique opportunity to answer Christ’s call to proclaim the Good News to all nations. Participants serve 3 to 5 years representing their diocese or community in Asia, Africa, or Latin America by walking in solidarity with people overseas and working together with Maryknoll Missioners. Participants enrich their own vocation through this service and return to their sending community with a wealth of experience. Contact Fr. Mike Snyder, M.M. at (914) 941-7636, Ext. 2230 email@example.com Learn more...
Central America Pilgrimage Retreat
During this 10-day spiritual journey, bishops, priests, Brothers and permanent deacons walk in the footsteps of today’s martyrs in Guatemala and El Salvador. They will experience why people whom they served and the Catholic Church itself suffered persecution and were able to give their lives as witnesses of Jesus Christ. Contact Claudia Velardo at (914) 941-7636, Ext. 2689 firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more...
Lifetime Vocations to Mission
As a Society of Apostolic Life, we welcome young men to join us in a lifetime commitment as Maryknoll priests and Brothers to dedicate their lives in service to God’s mission in the Americas, Africa, and Asia. Contact Fr. Mike Snyder, M.M. at (914) 941-7636, Ext. 2230 email@example.com . Learn more…