MKL Transparent              2017 Immersion Trip to
              El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico


Friday, December 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM CST
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM CST

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El Paso, Texas / Juarez, Mexico 



Deacon John Coe 
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers 

Come with Maryknoll to El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico for an immersion experience on the Feast of our Lady of Guadalupe 

Join us in December for a cross-cultural mission immersion trip to learn more about the realities of the border between Mexico and the U.S.   Explore how we are linked to the people of Mexico in the bonds of global solidarity.

Leaving the comfort of home to meet our brothers and sisters in another land is a real and concrete way we encounter Christ in each other.  Come see what new dimensions of faith, hope and love Jesus wants to share with and through you! 

This trip is sponsored in collaboration with the Columban Fathers through their Columban Mission Center in El Paso, TX

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PLEASE NOTE:  Couples traveling together must each register separately so that we have complete concact information for each person.



El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico are communities joined at the hip but separated by border.  Join us for this opportunity to observe, learn about, and put a human face to border issues and explore the realities, complexities and interconnectedness of these two cities.  See first hand how economic and immigration policies affect people in Mexico as well as the United States and explore how we are linked to our Mexican sisters and brothers in the bonds of global solidarity.


 This immersion trip includes:

  • Pre-trip orientation

  • On-site introduction to the cultural, economic, and political realities of the border, led by local community and pastoral leaders

  • Seminars on the current realities and context of mission in Mexico and around the world

  • Daily communal prayer, liturgies and theological reflection

  • Participation in the celebrations of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe  at the Catedral de Nuestra Seņora de Guadalupe in Juarez, Mexico.  A look at the ministries of the Church in El Paso, including evangelization outreach within the El Paso Diocese and the Church of St. Patrick in the Canutillo Colonia and other programs for recent immigrants

  • Visit, prayer and reflection at the US side of the border fence

  • Post-trip debriefing and reflection

  • Credits for Continuing Education

Trip Details:

  • Arrive on the afternoon/evening of Friday, Dec. 8th
  • Departure in the afternoon /evening of Wednesday, Dec.13th
  • Accommodations at the Columban Mission Center, meals, and local transportation included in trip cost of $575 (estimated)
  • Participants are responsible for air travel to and from El Paso, Texas airport
  • Passport required to cross the border for the Mass at the Juarez Cathedral (Visa not required)
  • $100 non-refundable deposit to hold reservation