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Global Mission Encounter

Mission trip opportunities for young adults in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

2018 Trip Information:


Trip Options

  • May 22nd-June 2nd, 2018:**New** Pilgrimage of Encounter, Cochabamba, Bolivia with the Community of St. Paul

There will be an information session in early January 2018; Orientation sessions will be in March and April of 2018. Dates and more trip details To Be Announced.  Cost: $1800.00.

  • August 7th-14th, 2018: Pilgrimage of Accompaniment to La Sagrada Familia: A one week experience in the Dominican Republic

There will be an information session in May 2018; Orientation sessions will be in June & July of 2018. Dates and more trip details To Be Announced. 
Cost: $1400.00.

Maximum capacity will be twenty (20) people per trip.


Please note: The application deadline is the final date by which we can receive your application; however, you are encouraged to apply early. Each trip is limited to 20 people and space can fill up quickly. Early applications also aid in our trip planning.

Cochabamba, Bolivia:

Please click here to apply for the May/June trip to Cochabamba, Bolivia.

The application, and a $150.00 nonrefundable deposit, are due by March 31, 2018.

La Sagrada Familia, Dominican Republic

Please click here to apply for the August trip to La Sagrada Familia, Dominican Republic.

The application, and a $150.00 nonrefundable deposit, are due by June 1, 2018.

If you are unable to access the online application, please call 414-758-2280 for assistance.


Cost and Payment Information:

The all-inclusive price will be $1,400 for the trip to La Sagrada Familia, Dominican Republic or $1,800 for the trip to Bolivia.  This covers airfare, ground transportation, programs, guides, translation service, communal reflection and retreat, simple meals and accommodations. Financial assistance available.

Cash, check or credit cards are acceptable forms of payment. Please note that the initial $150 deposit, due with the application, is non-refundable.

Check Payments: Make your check payable to Office for World Mission.  Please indicate your trip choice (Dominican Republic or Bolivia) in the memo line of the check.

Mail to:

Office for World Mission
Global Mission Encounter
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Credit Card Payments:

To make a payment by credit card:

Click here for payments on the Cochabamba, Bolivia Pilgrimage

Click here for payments on the La Sagrada Familia, Dominican Republic Pilgrimage

Please note: Credit card payments are charged a 3% processing fee to cover our cost for accepting the credit card payment.
With credit card questions or to pay via credit by phone, please call 414-758-2281.

Cash Payments:

Please do not send cash payments through the mail. If you would like to drop off a cash payment to our office, please call 414-758-2280 to schedule a time during normal business hours.  (Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm)


Guides and Translators:

In both trip locations, we will be met and guided by members of the Community of St. Paul.

Trip Preparation:

To ensure the best possible experience, international mission trips require careful planning on the part of the World Mission Office, the parish, and every participant. Please read and consider the following items carefully.

Orientation Sessions:

There will be required pilgrimage sessions for all participants (before and after the trip) to prepare for and reflect on the missionary experience. These sessions offer us a vital opportunity to prepare for our pilgrimage, meet our companions for the journey, pray together, get an overview of the country and the parish, attend to practical questions such as "what to bring?", and to begin the "inner journey" of mission preparation.  These dates will be finalized in the coming weeks, but for planning purposes, they are as follows:

  • Cochabamba, Bolivia: Pre-Trip Orientation sessions March & April 2018. 
  • La Sagrada Familia, Dominican Republic: Pre-Trip Orientation sessions June & July 2018  

Post trip reflection/re-orientation dates will be decided after trip participant list is finalized.


If you already have a passport, please check its expiration date.  It is now required for many countries that your passport be valid for at least six months beyond the dates of the trip.

If you do not have a passport, or your passport expires before the end of 2018,  you can visit

Please note: Be sure to check the passport processing times, listed below the "get started" link, to ensure your chosen processing method will arrive in time.

Health Information and Requirements:

This trip is for young adults ages 18-39 and may include some light construction and/or light labor. You must also be comfortable walking some distances as well as getting in and out of trucks and larger vehicles. For the Dominican Republic, tolerance for hot weather is also important. Please consider your individual health needs and abilities. This ensures an enjoyable time for you and others who will be traveling with you.

Individual health needs vary so it is important to consult your health care provider regarding immunizations, medications you might need while traveling, and if it is advisable to participate in such a trip.

Trip/Accident/Health Insurance

It is important that all travelers have insurance in force that will respond to a medical emergency, accident, or trip complications.  The World Mission Office does not provide medical, accident or trip insurance for participants on this pilgrimage.  We strongly recommend that you contact your homeowner's insurance agent or a travel insurance specialty company to purchase insurance that will protect you on this trip and that you speak to your health insurance provider about your coverage and options.

What to Pack:

You will need to pack modest clothing and some supplies for your trip. Please click here to download a list of what to pack and prepare.


Please call our office at 414-758-2282 to speak to Antoinette Mensah, our director. Or e-mail

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3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

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