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SSJ | Holy Week Missions
Who can attend Missions? Everyone!
Holy Week Missions (April 6-8) is open to all SSJ parishioners, families, youth, couples, and individuals. We also welcome all parishioners from other parishes in Houston North who want to live Holy Week differently and serve God through evangelization and service to others.
What are Missions?
For several years, SSJ has organized Holy Week missions coordinated by a group of parishioners, supported by Mission Youth. Holy Week Missions is an evangelization project that transforms the lives of missionaries, families, and the people whom we serve. It’s an amazing experience where missionaries bring the message of Christ to the world during the most sacred weeks of our Catholic Church; Holy Week and Easter Week. In fact, every year, we have thousands of missionaries throughout the United States performing wonderful works of mercy.
What We Do for Missions
SSJ missions will be mainly onsite at church. 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, Cross Walk at Waterway and maintenance work of our parish… there are multiple ways to help and be part of our mercy missions.
Door to Door
Walk in the neighborhood, reach out and evangelize our community promoting SSJ activities, Easter masses…etc.
Crosswalk at the Waterway
On Holy Saturday, all youth and family missionaries will meet at the waterway and do a crosswalk, praying rosary and singing. Youth will request prayer intentions as we meet people and walk close to the waterway to finish in the park for a closure event. We will share testimonies, pray, and have some fun!
L & F | Socks & Shoes
Socks & Shoes sorting activities during Good Friday and delivering on Holy Saturday to the Homeless in Houston Downtown, with lavatory of feet. Special drive this year with a 2nd group to feed homeless on Good Friday.
Guardian Angel Closet
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.
Recollection of food during Lent donated by SSJ Parishioners, packing during Good Friday by missionaries, and home delivery on Holy Saturday to 50 families, prayers with them.
Prayer Warriors: A missionary leader will guide the prayer mission, it will take place at SSJ and pray for missionaries’ intentions, and Holy Week
Feely heart: 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
Adopt a Grandparent
Spend time with the elderly, visit nursing homes on Holy Saturday with a group of Youth and families, play games with elders, songs and have a good time with them!
Campus Clean-up: Maintenance work is required at SSJ Parish, from cleaning the yard, power washing some areas or setting up tables and doing general clean-up
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, drawing, singing, playing outside, movies, all about Easter.
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 Schooler will have an overnight mission at SSJ on Good Friday.
For any questions please contact the Mission Director Matthieu Billès at email@example.com