Join the Missionto Support Families in Faith
You don’t have to go to a third-world country to be a missionary. Men and women, adults and children everywhere are hungry for God’s love. That’s why nearly 500 families come to Catholic Familyland® each summer to encounter Jesus, grow in faith, and be renewed in life. We give parents tools that help them create God-centered experiences for their children at home, all year long. It’s a mission that is changing lives! And it's largely because of our college-age Catholic missionaries.
Will you join us?
As an Alumni Corps, dedicate your summer—or entire year—supporting families to grow in faith & holiness.
You can expect an intense prayer life, spiritual and personal formation, long days and late nights. Also expect a vibrant community, and some hard work as you help lead families to encounter Jesus Christ.
Two Ways to ServeWhat's Right For You?
Former MissionariesHave Been Impacted
“I learned how to love and serve others where they were at, just as Jesus so graciously meets us where we are at.”
“Entering my first summer of volunteer work…I lacked the confidence and willingness to really get out of my comfort zone to minister and evangelize to others, which is a major part of our Catholic Faith. Through that first summer of service, I grew so much. I pushed myself to places I didn’t think I could go previously. By the end of my [three] years of service at the AFC, I had been transformed into a leader.”David
“As members of the Alumni Corps, we both experienced a deep level of personal and spiritual growth through the service and formation that the program offered. It has definitely been one of the primary influences on our faith and how we strive to live it each day.”Kevin & Nicholle
A Firm Foundation:Pillars of the Alumni Corps Program
Your time as a college-age Catholic missionary is an opportunity to intentionally work on your relationship with God. And through daily prayer and frequent reception of the sacraments, it can be a powerful time of spiritual growth.
• Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
• Eucharistic Holy Hour
• Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
• Sacrament of Confession
Experience God’s amazing love for you—through prayer and the sacraments. As a result, you'll go forth and boldly share His love with every person you meet. Growing in this joyful missionary spirit is a goal for every Alumni Corps missionary!
Join a team that is working to support families on their journey to Heaven. During events you will be ministering directly to families, but at other times your work will be behind the scenes. Either way, you’ll be part of a mission that is changing lives!
Share prayer, meals, formation, recreation, and ministry with 30–50 other college-age Catholic missionaries! The Alumni Corps program is designed to support you in your journey of faith. In addition, the Alumni Corps program fosters growth of authentic friendships.
Formationin the Truths of the Faith
Weekly spiritual formation will deepen your knowledge of the Catholic Faith and nourish your relationship with Jesus. This formation you receive will not only support you during your time as a missionary but in your entire Christian journey.
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12
Seven Qualitiesof college-age Catholic missionaries
A servant is humble, like Christ, and ready to serve the needs of others.
A teachable person values authority. Open to new thoughts and ideas, they see the influence that other people and experiences have on personal growth.
A professional communicates in an effective and timely manner. They dress appropriately for the task at hand, are punctual and productive and are conscious of how they treat others.
A team player is willing to work with others to get things done. A team player is flexible and willing to compromise, but above all, sees the gifts that others bring to a project.
A leader is not focused on self-advancement, but rather on the good of all. A leader is humble, self-motivated, encouraging, sacrificial, and attentive to the little things.
A dependable person is hardworking, trustworthy, obedient, selfless, and unafraid of failure. A dependable person is committed to the common mission and responsible in completing their tasks.
Zeal for Souls
A Christian who is zealous for souls possesses a burning desire to share the love of Christ with others.
Practical InformationAlumni Corps
Join our college-age Catholic missionaries! Apply for:
To apply, you'll need the following:
- Approximately 1 hour to fill out your application
- A recent picture of yourself (head and shoulders)
- Your resume (tips for writing your first resume)
Names and contact info for 3 references
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