Chapter Affiliates are involved in many different kinds of mission work, including prison teaching, food for the homeless, and right-to-life ministry. They also regularly participate in medical mission trips and mission immersion trips. In 2016, the Chapter helped two local parishes prepare for a short-term mission trip led by Affiliate Brian Schoonover (back row center).
Preparing for Meet Maryknoll Day
The Northeast Florida Chapter was begun by Fr. Bob Carleton in 2009 as he was about to move from his Jacksonville, Florida mission assignment. The Chapter was blessed to have former Lay Missioner, Marie Parmly (deceased), in it from the outset. The Chapter was formally recognized by Maryknoll in 2011. Jim Madden, MM (deceased) and Dora Nuetzi, MM are also in the photo.
Connecting with Maryknoll's Wider Mission
In the Southeast U.S., Chapter Affiliates have promoted Maryknoll and mission work at various venues, including Eucharistic Congresses and Vocation Conferences. The Chapter also welcomes every opportunity to host speakers on various important topics. Mission Educator Matt Rousso (above far left) presented in Jacksonville on “Laudato Si”