This immersion experience is particularly designed for Teachers, Catechists, those in religious education and Lay Leaders but others in ministry are welcome to apply

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers cordially invite you to discover Christ in our Guatemalan sisters and brothers. Deepen your faith and enliven your ministry through encounters with their hopes, joys, and struggles. Meet and learn from the lay and religious missioners walking with them, and discern how you can invite your own community into a spirit of encounter with our sisters and brothers on the margins. (Get more details below)

Program includes:

  • Encounter and relationship building with individuals, families, and communities in Guatemala

  • Orientation to social, political, and economic realities of Central America

  • On-the-ground training on how to bring global solidarity and missionary discipleship into your classroom

  • Professional development in engaging young people in mission

  • Faith formation designed to ground service and outreach in the Catholic tradition and faith

  • Daily reflections and faith formation activities

  • Ongoing support and consultation before, during, and after the immersion trip

Participant requirements:

  • Participants must provide own transportation to and from Guatemala

  • Accommodations and meals are provided

  • Current Passport with expiration date after final day of trip

  • Proof of complete Covid-19 vaccination

  • suggested donation to cover trip costs TBD (subject to change)

  • Non-refundable deposit of $100 due upon acceptance

  • Limited scholarships are available for those unable to make the full donation

For more information on this or other immersion trips, please contact Kris East at