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SSJ | Holy Week Missions

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Who can attend Missions? Everyone! 

Holy Week Missions (March 28-30) is open to all SSJ parishioners, families, youth, couples, and individuals. We also welcome all parishioners from other parishes in North Houston who want to live Holy Week differently and serve God through evangelization and service to others.

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What are Missions?

Holy Week Missions is an evangelization project that transforms the lives of missionaries, families, and the people whom we serve. Missionaries bring the message of Christ to the world during the most sacred weeks of our Catholic Church; Holy Week and Easter Week. SSJ organizes Holy Week missions coordinated by a group of parishioners, supported by Mission Youth. We have thousands of missionaries throughout the United States performing wonderful works of mercy.

What We Do for Missions

Evangelization and Service Missions: From helping with Easter Basket preparation, preparing and serving food for homeless at Loaves & Fishes (limited attendance), Sock and Shoes sorting and collection, clothes sorting, Door to Door, nursing home visits with Adopt a Grand-Parent, Cross Walk at Waterway and maintenance work of our parish… there are multiple ways to help and be part of our mercy missions.

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Missionary Journey through Lent

(see proposed activities to serve during Lent) 

  • Saturday, Feb 17, 8:30-2 pm: Lent Retreat - a good way to prepare our missionary heart at the beginning of Lent

  • Thursday, Feb 29, 7 pm: Prayer time/Adoration in the Church

  • Friday March 8, 5pm-8 pm: Missionaries will serve at Fish Fry, do the Bake Sales (we need cakes!) and lead the Stations of the Cross

  • Weekends of March 9/10, 16/17, 23/24: recollection of Donations (clothes, socks & shoes, Easter basket...etc.) and Holy Week Missions promotion at the end of each Mass

  • Saturday, March 23 |  2:30pm-4:30pm : Missionary activity and Training at SSJ

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Door to Door

Knock door-to-door to evangelize our community and promote Easter Masses and SSJ activities.

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Crosswalk at the Waterway

On Holy Saturday, all youth and family missionaries will meet at the waterway for a procession- praying the Rosary and singing. Youth will request prayer intentions as we meet people and walk along the Waterway. We will close Holy Week Missions at the park with testimonies, pray, and fun!

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L & F | Socks & Shoes

Socks & Shoes are sorting activities during Good Friday and delivering on Holy Saturday to the Homeless in downtown Houston, along with foot washing.

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Recollection of clothes all year and during Lent, sorting the SSJ closet on Good Friday, clothes distribution and special encounter with families in need on Holy Saturday at SSJ.

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Easter Basket

We collect food donations, which missionaries pack on Good Friday. On Holy Saturday, we deliver Easter Baskets to 75 families and pray with them.

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Other Missions

  • Prayer Warriors: One of the most beautiful mission; group of missionaries that will pray at church for missionaries prayer intention, participate to the Rosary marathon, between other activities. 
    Prayer Warrior Schedule

  • Hands with Hearts: A group of ladies will help us to sew lovely hearts that will then be added to the Easter Basket and also delivered to Homeless

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Adopt a Grandparent

Spend time with the elderly, visit nursing homes on Good Friday and Holy Saturday with a group of Youth and families, play games with elders, songs and have a good time with them!

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Campus Clean-up

Campus Clean-up: Maintenance work is needed at SSJ Parish, from cleaning the yard, power washing, setting up tables, and doing general clean-up. The purpose of this mission is to embellish our Parish. 

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Kids Track (5-11)

Kids Missions will have a special track and will have the opportunity to join kids’ activities at church during the onsite missions time.

Activities specially organized for our youngest missionaries include drawing, singing, playing outside, movies, and other Easter fun!

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Youth Track (12-18)

The Youth Track will have a group of Junior High School and High School Boys and Girls that will be led by adults and priests. They will combine Service Missions with Evangelizing Missions and will have different talks specifically for youth. This year, High Schoolers will have 2 overnight mission at SSJ on Holy Thursday and Good Friday

For any questions please contact the Mission Director Matthieu Billès at ssjmissions@gmail.com

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