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About the Tijuana Ministry

OUR PROGRAM We are focused on building community within one of the most impoverished areas of Tijuana, Mexico. The ministry was founded in 2004 by members St. Julie Billiart Parish who were focused on the problem of global poverty and social justice. Since that time the ministry has grown to include home building, special building projects, and week-long outreach programs for children, teens, and mothers from the local community. We go to Tijuana because the area of our ministry is just 20 miles across the US border, giving travelers the opportunity to experience severe poverty on a global level. There are many organizations that serve the poor of the United States, while few focus on the needs of the families in Tijuana.

WHO TRAVELS WITH THE TIJUANA MINISTRY? Our participants are men and women of all ages, and different faiths, including teens entering high school, young adults, midlifers and seniors. The ability to speak Spanish is most welcome, but not required. You must have a US Passport that expires no sooner than six months after our trip in July, or valid passport and travel paperwork if not a US citizen.


Applications for the 2018 Trip NOW open!


03/15/2018 Application Deadline: Applications must be received by this date.

03/24/2018 Acceptance Deadline: We have a capacity to accept 50 people on Week1 and 75 people for Week2. We will notify you on or before 03/24/2018, whether or not you have been accepted on the trip. Applications will be accepted based on previous trip experience, as well as skills and leadership potential, while holding space for new travelers to attend. 

Week 1: June 30-July 7, 2018 (Construction Only)

Week 2: July 7-July 14, 2018 (Construction plus Mother, Children and Teen programs).

 Pictures from 2017

Information Nights:   Come learn more and ask questions.

Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7 pm at St Simon Parish, 1860 Grant Road, Los Altos

Friday, February 23 at 7 pm at Holy Family Parish, 4848 Pearl Ave., San Jose

Wed. Feb. 28 at 7pm at St Julie Billiart Parish, 366 St Julie Dr. San Jose

Our Mission Nuestra Misión
We foster friendships and spiritual growth by reaching across borders to bring God’s people together. By putting our faith into action, we build lasting and vibrant communities in collaboration with San Eugenio Parish in Tijuana. We provide opportunities for education, immersion, and commitment to promote human dignity. Fomentamos amistades y crecimiento espiritual a través de llegar más allá de las fronteras para reunir a las personas de Dios. Al poner nuestra fe en acción, construimos comunidades duraderas y vibrantes en colaboración con la Parroquia de san Eugenio en Tijuana. Proporcionamos oportunidades de educación, inmersión y compromiso para promover la dignidad humana.
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