This program is intended to provide students with Theological education and a hands-on Immersion Experience meant to broaden their horizons and open their eyes to various pastoral, social, and economic realities.

The Mexican American Catholic College is a national leader in multicultural formation programs
The Mexican American Catholic College is a national leader in multicultural formation programs.

Catholic Extension in conjunction with Mexican-American Catholic College (MACC) offers well-rounded Latino young adults who have completed diocesan formation and are looking for subsequent opportunities to learn and serve, a unique theological education and mission experience. The program is national in scope and crosses geographic and socio-economic borders with participants from diverse backgrounds. Through it, we seek to create pathways for emerging Latino leaders to discover more about their faith, society, culture, and to discern how they are being called to build a stronger Church and world.

The program will gather cohorts of 15-20 students to participate in a week-long course at MACC in San Antonio, which will include prayer, theological lectures, a border/migrant immersion; a week-long supervised missionary immersion experience that will occur in a marginalized community in our country; and a wrap-up weekend intensive where they will have the opportunity to reflect and share experiences and ideas with other participants as well as with spiritual mentors. These experiences are meant to broaden their horizons and open their eyes to various pastoral, social, and economic realities.

Duration:Total of 2 weeks and one weekend conducted during three separate timeframes: week-long course at MACC in San Antonio, week-long missionary immersion experience in a US location, and one weekend intensive in Chicago.
 

Documents

 

To Apply:

  • Read and review all the documents linked above
  • Complete the Online Application Form (one application required per student) by the deadline of Friday, May 15.

 

For More Information

Contact Veronica Avila, Manager of Mission Programs, at (312) 795-5128 or vavila@catholicextension.org.