Upcoming Trips

El Salvador

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March 20-26, 2019

Maryknoll invites you to come to El Salvador to celebrate the first official Feast Day of Saint Oscar Romero. Walk in his footsteps, visit where he lived and worked. Celebrate Mass in the chapel where his ministry came to a tragic end, but where he became a martyr for the faith. Meet the people of San Salvador who carry on his mission finding love and joy in the face of daily struggle and challenge. Experience the food and culture of Central America.


This is a life-changing mission immersion trip honoring the Catholic Church’s newest saint.

Contact Kris East at (510) 276-5021 or keast@maryknoll.org for questions or more information

Jamaica

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May 9 - 15, 2019

Jamaica is calling, mon! Maryknoll invites you to experience the other side of the all-inclusive resorts in paradise. This mission immersion trip starts and finishes each day at the Diocesan grounds of the Montego Bay Catholic Diocese. From there you will see a side of humanity that will touch your heart and change your life forever. There you may find Jesus in an unexpected paradise.

Contact Kris East at (510) 276-5021 or keast@maryknoll.org for questions or more information

El Paso / Juarez

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July 6-12, 2019

This week long July immersion trip to El Paso,TX will expose you to the current realities at the US/Mexican border as thousands continue to flee to the US to escape violence and poverty in their own countries. You will have the chance to hear first-hand from immigrants, those who work with them, while also getting input from the Border Patrol and an immigration court judge. It is an opportunity to learn, judge, and analyze for yourself in light of the Gospel what our responses might be.

The trip is particularly designed for teacher, catechists, and other parish ministers, but is open to all who are open to learning and then sharing from what they have learned.

Contact Kris East at (510) 276-5021 or keast@maryknoll.org for questions or more information

Guatemala

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June 19 - 27, 2019

“This trip by far was one of the most fulfilling of my entire life. I am completely inspired by all the students, teachers, and people we met during the trip.” - Lisa, Teacher in Seattle, WA


Calling all Catholic educators: catechists, youth ministers, school teachers, principalsand staff ! Join us this June for an experience of entering into the lives of our neighbors on our margins in Guatemala. Come with us to hear their stories, visit their schools, education centers, tutoring programs, and more, pilgrimage to sites and stories of the holy women and men of Guatemala, pray with the communities we meet, and share in a transformative ministry of presence and mission.

Contact Kris East at (510) 276-5021 or keast@maryknoll.org for questions or more information

Bolivia

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Summer 2019 | verano 2019

* Basic Spanish required*

On this trip to Bolivia we have the opportunity to share God’s love with other people. We listen and learn from their reality, history, culture, and above all their religiosity. We begin the mission trip in Santa Cruz de la Sierra by sharing with some local Catholic communities, and visit some of the first Jesuit Missions in the Chiquitania , considered a World Heritage Centre by UNESCO.

En este viaje a Bolivia tendremos la oportunidad de compartir el amor de Dios con otras personas. Escucharemos y aprenderemos de su realidad, historia, cultura, y sobre todo de su religiosidad. Comenzaremos el viaje en la Ciudad de Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Conocerán y compartirán con algunas comunidades católicas del lugar y visitaremos algunas de las primeras Misiones Jesuitas en la Chiquitania , Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad por la UNESCO.

Contact Kris East at (510) 276-5021 or keast@maryknoll.org for questions or more information

Appalachia

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August 5 - 9, 2019

What do orange water, coal dust and American chestnut tree seedlings have to do with Pope Francis' Encyclical Letter Laudato Si? Join us from August 5 - 9 on our annual immersion trip / pilgrimage to the holy land of Appalachia to find out. We spend 5 days in the eastern Kentucky region of Appalachia learning about the natural and human ecology there, including the effects of extraction industries on the land and the people. We'll also meet and learn from those local grass roots activists who work to restore the health of God's creation. Our trip is in collaboration with Glenmary missioner Fr John Rausch who has lived and ministered in Appalachia for decades and is an expert on the issues there.

Contact Kris East at (510) 276-5021 or keast@maryknoll.org for questions or more information

El Paso, Tx/Juarez, MX

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Dec 9 - 14, 2019

The U.S.-Mexico border has become a lightning rod for discord and polarization in our nation. But there is a human story here that needs to be told. Join Maryknoll as we tour the border and meet the players on the front lines of the immigration issue and learn what the Catholic Church teaches about welcoming the stranger. The trip culminates with a trip to Juarez for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Contact Kris East at (510) 276-5021 or keast@maryknoll.org for questions or more information