Upcoming exposure trip to the Border

August 27, 2010

Please consider joining us for a Mission Exposure Trip to the U.S. / Mexico border. You’ll gain a better understanding and first-hand looks at the issues that affect those living in Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, and how the Columban Fathers are helping address those issues. When the trip is over, you’ll have a better understanding at the solutions that are needed, and what role your faith plays in those solutions.

The details

• Friday, October 29 – Wednesday, November 3, 2010

• Visit our different ministries including our work with migrants, a health clinic & education programs, and Corpus Christi Parish

• Learn about pressing human rights issues in this region

The Experience

One thing that makes this trip in the fall special is the annual bi-national mass on the border.

Priests and bishops from the US and Mexico celebrate mass together bilingually, and people from both sides come together despite their physical separation by the fence.

It is an incredible experience, and a unique chance to witness first hand how national borders cannot divide the body of Christ.

The mass is celebrated every year on All Souls Day, November 2nd.

Your cost is $500 for the program and airfare to El Paso.

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Or contact Amy Echeverria for more information: 301-565-4547 ccaoprograms@columban.org