Border Mission Weekend in McAllen, TX
Thursday, March 28–Sunday, March 31, 2019
Cost: $200/person (scholarships available if needed)
St. Paul’s will be taking a mission team to McAllen, Texas to serve immigrant families at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center as they rest and prepare for their journey to connect with sponsors across the nation. Hundreds of asylum-seekers come to the Respite Center each day upon their release from detention centers to receive a hot meal, clothing, hygiene supplies, and a place to sleep until their scheduled bus trips to their sponsorship meetings.
As St. Paul’s strives to be a church where all who enter feel welcomed, this short trip is just one way we can demonstrate that kind of welcome to our immigrant neighbors at the border.
The cost of the trip covers hotel lodging (2 people/room) for 3 nights, all breakfast and lunch meals, and transportation. Dinners will be on your own. We plan to carpool to McAllen (about a 5 hour drive from Houston).
Speaking Spanish is not required, although it’s an asset to the team. Please indicate your proficiency below.
For more details, contact Amy Taylor, Director of Missions, via firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out the interest form below. Deadline to sign up: Sunday, March 17.
Border Mission Interest Form
where we’ll serve
Catholic Charities RGV
Humanitarian Respite Center
209 W. Hackberry
McAllen TX 78501