Join a group of volunteers and assist the Divine Word Missionaries in southeast Jamaica in their day-to-day ministries. Activities include:
The goals are to expose those interested in the missionary work of the Church to the day-to-day activities of some missionaries, to learn more about the Divine Word Missionaries, and learn more about Jamaican language and culture.
May 25 - June 2, 2019
May 25: Arrival and Orientation
May 27 - June 1: Mission Jamaica
June 2: Return to the States
The cost of the Mission Experience trip is approximately $1,000.
This includes air travel plus $400. The $400 covers the cost of housing, meals and travel while the group is in Jamaica. It also includes the cost of some supplies and materials for the housing project. Other travel is at the participant’s expense. Partial scholarships are available.
During your stay in Jamaica, volunteers will stay at Holy Rosary Parish Rectory. Accommodations are modest, but adequate. Each volunteer will have his/her own bed, though some may be a mattress on the floor. We ask that you bring your own sheets (full size mattress) and towels. The parish will provide meals. Some lunches will be provided at the job site as volunteers work. Most evenings will be spent with fellow volunteers and missionaries discussing the day’s experiences and learning more about the missionary work of the Church.
The Mission Experience trip is planned principally with Catholics in mind, but can accommodate people of other faiths under special circumstances. In addition, those wishing to participate must:
Mr. Len Uhal
Divine Word College Seminary
PO Box 380
Epworth, IA 52045