Get Involved

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.

To Maryknoll Affiliates, as part of the Maryknoll Movement, mission is our central focus. We are all called to reach out to the other, whether to the poor and marginalized in a distant country or to those next to us. Through short-term service and immersion experiences, Maryknoll Affiliates find opportunities to respond to this call.

Mission service/immersion experiences are educational. After they return, Affiliates can share what they learned during their service/immersion with their Chapter and, when possible, with the local community, parish, schools, or with other interested groups. Maryknoll's story can be enriched and brought home with the Affiliate.