The Maryknoll Mission club is based up on the Four Pillars of Maryknoll:
- commitment to helping the poor and to fellow members in the club (community)
- commitment to study, reading, research and learning more about the missionary work of the church with special focus on ways to help children in countries such as Cambodia, Tanzania and Bolivia.
- dedication to prayer, writing messages of prayer and hope for the children, praying for special needs in the mission countries
- commitment to action primarily in the form of fund raising (our ice cream sundae sales are always a great success!!) and teaching others about mission.
- commitment to working for social justice both here in the United States in our assistance to the Fair Trade work in the town of Red Bank, and studying about issues such as education and health care for the poor.
We meet once a month, unless there is a special project that requires more time. We meet before and after school on the third Tuesday of the month. The meetings last approximately 20--30 minutes. Meetings will be held in room 201 at 7:30am and again at 2:30pm. (You choose which time is more convenient for you).
Every member will receive a monthly copy of Maryknoll magazine and be required to read two articles a month to learn more about life in the missions and ways that we can help people. This year (2011 -12) the Fair Trade club and the Maryknoll Mission club will be joined as one club. Students will be invited to sign up for various committees that they would like to work on, such as promoting fair trade in Red Bank, raising awareness of mission conditions for children in Cambodia and Tanzania, helping with various fund raisers, reading prayers on the PA, etc