Come Experience the True Spirit of the Haitian People!
Crossing borders and encountering our brothers and sisters around the world is an opportunity for a mutual exchange of the joy that comes discovering God’s love in other people.
Motivated by love and challenged by the Gospel, Maryknoll has been witnessing God’s call to mission for over 100 years in combating poverty, providing healthcare, building communities and promoting human rights around the world – we invite you to join us!
Mission Trip to Haiti • Sept. 21 – 28, 2016
Maryknoll’s cultural immersion mission trip will engage with the people of Haiti, exploring our common bonds of global solidarity. Encounter a powerful example of what Pope Francis calls “a poor Church for the poor,” and discover how to invigorate your own ministry and community in a true spirit of God’s love.
Ministers (Parish, School, and Diocesan) • Deacons (& Wives) • Educators
- 8 Days (Sept. 21 – 28, 2016) – mission trip begins and ends in Port-au-Prince, with van transportation around the island. Registration DEADLINE: Sept. 1, 2016
- Package includes: 1) pre-trip orientation; 2) on-site immersion to the cultural, religious, and economic realities of Haiti; 3) all-inclusive, in-country accommodations (room, meals and in-country transportation); and 4) post-trip debriefing and reflection.
- Approximately $800 per individual ($1,550 for couples)
- Participants are responsible for air travel to and from Port-au-Prince, Haiti (est. $550)
- U.S. Passport required (visa not required)
“Haiti changed me. I was only there for a week but it’s impact changed me at my core. This is a country where 80% of the population struggles under poverty. You can’t hug children slowly starving from years of malnutrition, their bones jutting out from beneath their clean school uniforms, and expect to remain the same. It will change you. And yet the people of Haiti show a resilience and good will that seems superhuman, and it’s only their faith in God that caries them through.”
– Gabriela Romeri
“Everywhere there are signs of hope. Everywhere there are Haitians trying to improve the living conditions of their fellow citizens. Their faith in God is stronger than anything I have witnessed. Who will heal Haiti? The Haitian people will if they can just get back on their feet. We need to reach out and lend them that hand that will help them up.
I went to Haiti without any preconceived views. I left with a great sense of peace. I have always treasured the prayer ‘may people come to know Jesus because you are in their lives’. I came to know Jesus because the Haitian people I met came into my life.
– Clare Jenkins
What You Can Expect on this Mission Trip…
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More about this Mission Trip…
- Accompanied by a Maryknoll Mission Education professional, as well as a host from Outreach to Haiti, a non-profit offering education, health care, and parish twinning opportunities in Haiti for 30 years
- Professional and ministerial development before, during, and after travel
- Relationship building with individuals, families, and communities in and around Port-au-Prince
- Visits to Maryknoll missionary programs (and those of partners too) which serve as models for working with marginalized communities
- Daily reflections and faith formation activities
- Ongoing support and consultation
Languages: French and Haitian Creole
Major Religions: Christianity
Over 40% of the population is under 14 years old, creating an abnormally high dependency ratio