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Project Name: Mission Immersion Program for Pastors

Catholic Church Extension Society of the United States of America (Catholic Extension) seeks a five-year grant to provide partial support for its Mission Immersion Program for Pastors.  This effort will create mission immersion experiences that will foster life-giving and mutually enriching relationships among midcareer pastors and mission communities.  Research suggests that midcareer priests are searching for new inspiration, especially those who are busy in their parishes and have begun to feel a sense of isolation from the larger church or are feeling hemmed in by the many demands placed on them.  Through this project, cohorts of five to seven priests will travel to mission communities for several days to experience firsthand the church’s missionary work in distressed regions of the United States.  The aim is to broaden their theological and pastoral horizons, facilitate spiritual rejuvenation, and develop deeper relationships among priests and faith communities.  To sustain this work, Catholic Extension will absorb the project into its normal operations and invite congregations to increase their mission investment.

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Institution Type: Other Religious agency
Denominational Tradition: Catholic
Contact Information
Contact: Joe Boland