Marist Immersion Program
Sacred Heart College conducts a number of Immersions trips for senior students. Immersion groups travel to Marist communities in India, the Philippines and Fiji. The trips require a year-long commitment from students, both to prepare and also to raise a significant amount of money each year to donate to these communities.
Involvement in an Immersion Program is be guided by the following aims:
For young adults to form and experience living in a Marist Community, sharing life and faith together, while being involved in ministries with people living on the margins.
To deepen awareness and understanding of the economic, social, spiritual and cultural aspirations of people who live simply, and to enter into partnership with them, to work for a more just and sustainable world.
To enable participants to achieve greater self-reliance, inter-dependence, spiritual insight and personal development that will assist in discerning the next stage of their personal and vocational journey in life.
Immersions are overseen by the Director of Marist Mission.