S.F. Tenderloin Immersion
Share the Joy of Mission
Every year during the summer a group of missionaries mostly from California leave their everyday lives to go on a treasure hunt for the sacred presence of God in our own country, among the poor in the San Francisco Tenderloin District.
Like the 70 disciples that Jesus sent ahead of him to the towns and villages he intended to visit and like pilgrims that travel to distant lands, this group of Missionary Disciples discovers God in their own back yard and returns rejoicing, eager to tell their stories and to encourage others to go and see how God is present in the lives and hearts of the people of the Tenderloin. These are their stories.
The Maryknoll Mission Immersion Program provides parish ministers,DREs and catechists with a unique mission experience.
MISSION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Experience God in new unexpected places
Build relationships with people of different lifestyles
Learn new ways to ignite the fire of mission in your parish
Become a living witness of the Gospel
St. Anthony program includes work in the dining room serving lunch, sorting clothing for the free clothing store, visits with elderly in the Senior Center, visit to the Gubbio Project and other activities and presentations
Morning prayer and evening reflection on the day
Meals and accommodations provided at the Maryknoll Mission House in San Lorenzo
Participants commute daily from the San Lorenzo House to St. Anthony's on BART