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Friday, March 15, 2013

Third Wave Mission Institute

There were 24 participants who came to Maryknoll from March 4-6 to continue the reflection on the "hird Wave of Mission". We had worked on a vision statement and this was discussed and approved.


 
     There were 24 participants who came to Maryknoll from March 4-6 to continue the reflection on the "hird Wave of Mission". We had worked on a vision statement and this was discussed and approved.
     We estimtate that there are 400,000 Catholic aduls who participate in an overseas mission experience each year. There are an additional 500,000 Catholic youth who participate in mission each year.
     The principle thrust is through parish twinning. There is a wide variety of approaches to the twinning process.
     A significant experienceis volunteer service. This is from two weeks to a year. Catholic Volunteer Network places 19,000 volunteers each year. Some 2,000 go overseas.
     There are a significant number of one week mission trips.
     We developed four formation modules:
     -Accompanying the People
     -Establishing Relationships
     -Best Practices for Projects
     -The re-entry process and sharing the experience.
 
     These were critiqued and a final form will be ready in one month.
     We worked on an operational plan for the rest of the year.
 
     This is a collaborative effort with all three Maryknoll entities, and the Maryknoll Affiliates, CRS, uSCMA, FROM, several Diocesan Mission Offices, College campuses and the Haiti Partnershiop.
 
                                 Gerry Kelly

Rev. Gerald E. Kelly, M.M.
Southern Region DIrector
Maryknoll MEP

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