top of page
IMG_7813 (1).JPG

SSJ | Holy Week Missions


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.

2024 Missions_front logo (1).jpeg

Safe Environment Training

Have you done your Safe Environment Training? Click here for a Step-by-Step guide!

*Required for Kids & Youth Volunteers /Chaperones 

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.

Waterway Group pic (1).jpg

Missionary Journey through Lent

(see proposed activities to serve during Lent) 

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

  • March 15/16: Food packing event at SSJ – Wear your missionary t-shirt and join the movement to feed the Hungry. Sign-up here

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


Door to Door

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

Hector Vallejo | 813-478-6801 


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!

Letty Tamayo | 832-563-8519 


Homeless Care

On Good Friday, we will be sorting socks and shoes, as well as preparing Homeless care package (food/snack bags). On Holy Saturday, a group of missionaries will go to Houston Downtown and deliver them to homeless.

Bill Grattendick | 832-493-1081 

Youth Organization 1

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.

Carolina Henriquez | 508-202-8017 


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.

Cathy Monteblanco | 240-449-9568 


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

  • Priscilla Mendez | 956-239-2242 

  • 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


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!

Valentina Acosta | 580-606-8448 


Campus Beautification

Some examples of activities this year:

  • Mulching Admin building area 

  • Weeding and beautification around the front of the Ministry House

  • Raking gravel areas in butterfly garden and around the Cross outside Event Center

  • Planting some plants in the pots at the steps to the Event Center

  • Wash and wipe down all the plaza furniture and tables and reset on the walkway 

Matthieu Billes | 832-948-2046 


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!

Kids Track Schedule


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

Youth Track Schedule

a. Girls: Andrea Schnaas 346-225-8041

b. Boys: Rodrigo Caro 346-580-3922

For any questions please contact the Mission Director Matthieu Billès at

bottom of page