Cultivating Mission in the US

We Are ALL Called to Mission!

In the U.S., Maryknoll educates, accompanies, and empowers local parishes, communities and individuals to GO FORTH as living signs of God’s love and compassion to the entire world.

We offer support and programs for front-line parish and diocesan ministers, religious educators, and other local leaders to form and foster communities of missionary disciples at your parish and school.

Forming missionary disciples in the US

Drawing on our experience of over 100 years of international mission, Maryknoll continues to animate, encourage and support Catholics in the U.S. to engage in God’s mission of love at home and abroad.

Pope Francis reminds us that…

“Every Christian is a missionary to the extent that he or she has encountered the love of God in Christ Jesus…we no longer say that we are ‘disciples’ and ‘missionaries,’ but rather that we are missionary disciples. (Evangelii Gaudium, 120)

As a ‘missionary disciple,’ you are called by Jesus to share the joy of the Gospel, especially among the poor and marginalized.

Resources for Missionary Formation

Resources & Training for Missionary Communities

We wish to partner with you to foster, inspire, and support local communities of missionary disciples who go forth in JOY as agents of authentic encounter and positive Christian change:

Whether you’re a mission educator, parish minister/deacon, or other community leader, you can lay the seeds for this mission of love to be passed on to others.

Mission Trips Overseas

Join other religious educators, ministers, and community leaders on culturally immersive short-term mission trips and personally experience God’s love in the most marginalized people in society around the world.  Be exposed to poor yet thriving communities of missionary disciples and see programs in action to model back home in a life-altering adventure.

Trips for educators in 2016 include:
El Paso / Juarez  •  Haiti  •  El Salvador  •  East Africa

Cultural Immersion Mission Trips

Programs for Deacons

Maryknoll partnership with deacons and their wives ignites flame of mission for all.  We support deacons in animating mission in their local parishes, as well as opportunities for deacons to share the Good News and God’s love with the poor and suffering around the world:

Líderes Hispanos

¡Únete a nosotros en la Misión!

Cada vez que el Amor de Dios se enraíza más y crece en nosotros, más vemos la necesidad de compartirlo con los demás.

Ofrecemos programas de formación de Discípulos Misioneros.

Más recursos para maestros y cetequistas

Teacher Community

Inspire and guide your students to hear and follow their baptismal call to mission with learning resources and mission-centric lesson plans (rooted in issues of the Maryknoll Magazine), plus mission engagement opportunities for schools and training for you.

Animate youths and families through authentic faith, love, & service — Maryknoll Teacher Community

Mission Consultation

Maryknoll leverages its extensive, global mission experience to consult, prepare, and even accompany other organizations wishing to conduct their own mission trips around the world, as well as create their own mission formation programs.

Contact our Third Wave of Mission Institute led by Fr. Gerry Kelly at (713) 529-1912

We invite you to contact us, or visit one of our regional centers in the U.S.