|The flyer for the Canada Boys' ECYD program|
What are you
doing this summer? Soaking up some sun, hanging out with
friends, reconnecting with family?
How about having a life-changing experience as an
ECyD Missionary? (ECyD stands for “Experiences, Convictions and Your Decisions.”)
ECyD Mission Corps offers high school-aged girls and boys the
opportunity to spend a summer serving others through mission work,
while developing their relationship with Jesus Christ.
ECyD mission opportunities are diverse.
Missionaries choose from 33 locations in 15 countries. (Missionaries who
go abroad from their home country must be fluent in
the language of the destination country.) Mission work includes volunteering
as counselors in ECyD camps and conventions, assisting the elderly
or disadvantaged, running vacation bible school programs and day camps
for children at parishes, helping with local Challenge and Conquest
club activities, and much more!
ECyD missionaries form friendships with other missionaries
that last a lifetime, and they enhance their faith life
through one-on-one dialogue with religious mentors, daily Mass, Eucharistic adoration,
prayer and the sacrament of confession.
ECyD Mission Corps programs run from
4 to 8 weeks in the summer, usually from the
end of June to the beginning of August, depending on
the location. Missionary girls and boys are under the care
and supervision of the Regnum Christi consecrated women (girls) or
Legion of Christ priests and seminarians (boys).
The Girls’ Program
For 2013, the program is
already at capacity, with a waiting list. (Applications
are still being accepted for next year, however.) Approximately 45
girls from the US will serve as missionaries this summer,
and 20 will come from abroad.
US service cities and dates will
Countries outside the US:
more information, contact Maru Fernández at email@example.com.
The Boys’ Program
Applications are still being accepted
for the boys’ program for 2013. Boys can choose from
various summer sessions in the United States and Canada, and
up to 11 international assignments. Volunteering options in
the States and Canada include:
Atlanta (June 1-July 1)
Dallas (June 5 - June 27)
Cincinnati (June 7 – July 15)
Chicago (June 12-July 2)
Cornwall, Canada (June 28
– July 28)
DC, Pennsylvania and New York (June
24 - July 21)
There are also possibilities to travel for a summer
of service with the Legionaries of Christ in countries including
Spain, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Chile, or Colombia.
For more information on the program,
contact Fr. Daniel Brandenburg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here for a program application.
Click here for the parent questionnaire.
Click here for a program
overview sample from the Ohio Valley Region.
Click here for the program overview