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Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.” Over 50 years have passed since he spoke those words, yet the truth of them remains. It is never fully clear what will follow when we act on our faith, but not to do so is to miss out on wonderful opportunities for others and ourselves. You might choose to join an Affiliate Chapter near you; or, consider starting one if none is close by. Local initiatives as well as immersion trips overseas are other opportunities. The information that follows can help you to take the first steps.


Get Involved

  • Why do we travel to missions?

    We are all called to mission, to reach out to the other - whether to the poor and marginalized in a distant country, or to the person next to us. Through Read More
  • Immersion Experiences

    Immersion Experiences are opportunities to visit another country of culture and learn about the people, their lives and struggles. Most immersion experiences last from a few days to a couple Read More
  • Just Faith Ministries

    JustFaith Ministries (JFM) is a social justice formation program for adults that has been an active part in many U.S. dioceses for almost two decades. Read More
  • Third Wave

    Initiated by Fr. Gerry Kelly MM in 2012, this U.S. based initiative, inclusive of several dioceses and organizations with the U.S. Catholic Church, focuses on providng initial formation and reentry
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Immersion experiences take participants to another country or culture to learn about the people, their lives, and their struggles. Most immersion experiences last from a few days to a few weeks. Some may involve hands-on work, but they are primarily designed to develop a greater understanding of the people with whom participants will interact and of our own mission vocation.

Planned immersion trips are advertised on the various Maryknoll sites. Explore the list below and use the links provided for more information.

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