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Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Montego Bay, Jamaica 


Deacon Dennis Kelly 
Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers 

Mission Immersion to Montego Bay in Jamaica

May 9-15, 2019

Jamaica is calling!  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. 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.

Visit orphanages, parishes, art galleries, schools and more.  Learn about the Jamaican people, the church in Jamaica and explore how we are linked to the Jamaican people in the bonds of global solidarity.  Although the number of Catholics in Montego Bay is small, their evangelization efforts are making a huge impact. 

Here's how other participants in the past were transformed by this trip:

“There was no shortage of joy during our one­ week excursion. It wasn’t only seen and heard; it was felt. It penetrated the depths of my soul and settled there, shaking me from my slumber. I can run down a long list of things we have at home that Jamaica doesn’t. But what Jamaica has and demonstrates in abundance-unashamedly and indisputably-is joy.”Don M.

“I found God in my fellow pilgrims and missionaries who shared their journey and experiences. Most of all, though, I found God within myself. The living Word of God made its presence known to me by the people I met in Jamaica. My heart recognized the unconditional love of God and his love for his people. God’s spirit welled up within me and overflowed to all I met during my time in Jamaica.”Rosina H.

PLEASE NOTE:  Couples traveling together must each apply separately as we need complete contact information for each participant.


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Once accepted, you will be asked to make a $100 non-refundable deposit per person.

This Immersion trip includes:
  • Pre-trip orientation
  • 5-hour Missionary Disciple Formation Program
  • On-site introduction to the cultural, economic, and political realities of Jamaica by Jamaican leaders
  • Introduction to the current realities and context of mission in Jamaica and around the world
  • Daily communal prayer, liturgies and theological reflection
  • A look at the ministries of the Catholic Church in Jamaica, including tours of the church sponsored ministries, such as the Diocesan Clinic and Hope Hospice for AIDS patients.
  • Visit to orphanages for disabled children
  • Visits to historic and cultural sites
  • Post-trip debriefing and reflection
  • Credits for Continuing Education

Trip Details

  • Room, meals, and in-country transportation: $850 per person.  Accommodations at the Diocesan Mission House,  all bedrooms have private bathrooms.
  • Participants are responsible for travel to and from Mongtego Bay.
  • Passport is required. Please note that a passport card is not acceptable for air travel and passports must not expire within six months of the travel dates. (Visa not required)