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El Paso, TX & Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Mission Trips

El Paso and Juarez, Mexico Mission Trips by Maryknoll

El Paso, TX and Juárez, MX are communities joined at the hip, but separated by border.

Put a human face to complex border issues and explore the realities, challenges and interconnectedness of these two cities.

Experience first-hand how economic and immigration policies affect people in Mexico as well as the United States – we invite you to join us!

Mission Trip to El Paso, TX & Juárez, Mexico  •  July 19 – 24, 2017

Maryknoll’s cultural immersion mission trip to El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico will engage with our Mexican sisters and brothers, exploring our common bonds of global solidarity.

Teachers  •  Religious Educators  •  Youth Ministers  •  Catechists  •  Singles

  • 6 Days (July 19 – 24, 2017) – mission trip begins and ends in El Paso, with multiple crossings into Mexico.   Registration DEADLINE: June 1, 2017
  • Package includes: 1) pre-trip orientation; 2) on-site immersion to the cultural, economic, and political realities of the border; 3) accommodations at the Columban Mission Center with meals and local transportation included; and 4) post-trip debriefing and reflection.
  • Approximately $575 per individual ($1150 for couples)
  • $100 non-refundable deposit to hold reservation
  • Participants are responsible for air travel to and from El Paso, Texas airport
  • U.S. Passport required (no Visas)
Scored as:  1 (very little)  —>  5 (significant)

What You Can Expect on this Mission Trip…

Work/Service Projects

Mission Trip Work/Service Projects - 2 out of 5


Cultural Immersion

Mission Trip Cultural Immersion - 5 out of 5


Relational Ministry

Mission Trip Relational Ministry - 4 out of 5


Physical Challenge

Mission Trip Physical Challenge - 2 out of 5


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More about this Mission Trip…

  • Seminars on the current realities and context of mission in Mexico and around the world, share in the inspiring stories of Maryknoll’s past mission work, and see how their work connects with our own personal call to mission
  • Group of boys met on mission trip

  • Immersion in the ministries of the Church in El Paso, including outreach within the El Paso Diocese and the Church of St. Patrick in the Canutillo Colonia and other programs for recent immigrants
  • Visit, prayer and reflection at the US side of the border fence
  • Credits for Continuing Education

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The El Paso – Juárez Community

Map of the El Paso - Juarez region

With over 4.9 million people, the greater El Paso–Juárez metropolitan area is the largest bilingual, binational work force in the Western Hemisphere. Also known as the ‘Borderplex’ or ‘Paso del Norte,’ it’s the largest port of entry on the U.S./Mexico border.

December Mission Trip for Deacons & Wives

El Paso - Juarez Mission Trip for the Feast of Lady of Guadalupe

Maryknoll will be returning to El Paso-Juarez again in December, with a mission trip tailored for all ministers, deacons and wives.

We’ll celebrate the feast of The Lady of Guadalupe at the Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, plus engage in outreach within the El Paso Diocese and the Church of St. Patrick in the Canutillo Colonia.

Date to be announced shortly…stay tuned!