2020 Border Immersion Project is canceled

May 13, 2020 by

Border Immersion
September 12-19, 2020, in El Paso, Texas

Due to travel restrictions related to the Covid-19 virus, this trip is canceled for 2020. Please check back with us in the spring.

Join us for a one-week experience that delves into the life and culture on the U.S/Mexico Border.
We will see first-hand the struggles of immigrants as we visit shelters, agencies and parish ministries that serve them in El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico. A current passport is required. We will attend Mass in one of the detention centers, which will require filling out individual forms.
This experience is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia. In our commitment to Gospel living and nonviolence, we stand in solidarity with undocumented immigrants and aslyum seekers.
The week-long experience is provided by the Encuentro Project under the direction of Father Rafael Garcia, SJ. Brother Todd Patenaude, a Marist Brother, will coordinate our daily activities. We will stay at 1837 Grandview, El Paso, a communal residence and base of the program.
This communal experience requires that participants are in general good health, able to climb stairs, and willing to share a room. We will participate in personal and group reflections and regular community evening prayer.

PARTICIPANT’S COST: $400/person. Also, participants will be responsible for purchasing their own food as we travel to and from El Paso and will need to purchase their noon meal daily while there. Ground transportation will be provided by Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia for those leaving from Concordia. It is imperative that applications be received by July 1, 2020.

For information: Sister Judy Stephens at 785/243-2149 ext. 19 or jstephens@csjkansas.org

This event is subject to cancellation or postponement due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. Call or check our Facebook page to see the latest information.


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