Holy Week Missions for Families!
Once again you are invited to participate in Holy Week Mission, whether you are a teen, young adult, an adult, or parent, we have a mission for you!
To learn more about Mission Youth and the missions planned for teens and young adults visit the Hamilton Youth Mission website.
Adults & Families - Your Mission should you choose to accept it is as follows:
This year, St. Michael’s Church in Oakville, and Regnum Christi are collaborating to offer the St. Michael's parishioners and the Regnum Christi family the opportunity to engage in missions together. The Mission activities will run from Palm Sunday through all of Holy Week.
Missionary Send Off
St. Michael’s will host mission activities from the Monday of the Holy Week through Good Friday. Regnum Christi will host activities through Good Friday and Holy Saturday. All are welcome, though some of these events have limited spaces available.
The Mission events will begin with a Send-off Ceremony on Palm Sunday, April 2, 2023, celebrated by the priests of the Legionaries of Christ, at St. Dominic’s parish, 2415 Rebecca St., Oakville, On L6L 2B1, 2:00 – 6:00 pm. This includes the Missionary send-off mass where the Celebrant blesses the Missionaries as they bring Christ to others. While all are welcome to participate in this Mass, the Missionaries are invited to wear their Missionary T-shirts purchased from Hamilton Mission Youth ($17) or a white T-shirt of their choice. They will also receive their Missionary Cross from one of the priests of the Legionaries of Christ. St. Michael’s parishioners will receive a St. Michael’s medal to accompany them in their journey.
Choose Your Mission
Holy Week Missions Schedule
Monday, April 3, 2023
1. Activity: Queen’s Ave Retirement Home (7:00 -8:30 pm)
This mission will involve a sing-along of liturgical music with the seniors. During this time, the missionaries could also provide some hand care to the seniors by rubbing lotion on their hand. The event coordinator will provide names of people who hardly get visits from anyone. Missionaries will visit these individuals. Of note, the missionary organizers will watch for any outbreaks in the Queen’s Retirement home and, possibly on short notice, advise if we cannot have access to the home on the scheduled day.
Number of Participants: 20
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
2. Activity 1: Phone call to St. Michael’s parishioners who have not returned to the parish since the pandemic (7:00 – 8:00 pm)
Missionaries will gather in the crying room to make phone calls to parishioners who have not returned to the parish since the pandemic to tell them about the Holy Week activities and Easter mass schedules.
Activity 2: Prayer Warriors (7:00 – 8:00 pm)
Missionaries not involved with the phone calls may spend time with our Lord praying for each other, the
people that missionaries encounter in their journey, and those that need human connection that the missionaries are not able to meet.
Number of Participants: No limit
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
3. Activity 1: Dinner Preparation and Service, Post Dinner Activity and Clean Up Kerr Street Ministry (3:45-8:30 pm)
Missionaries will prepare and serve dinner to 42 individuals who access Kerr Street Ministry. Missionaries will also participate in post dinner activities like Bingo. Missionaries will finish the night with clean up.
3:45 – 6:00 pm Meal preparation at Kerr St. Ministry Kitchen
6:00 – 6:45 pm Meal service
6:45 – 7:30 pm Community Activities
7:30 – 8:00 pm Clean Up
Number of Participants: Maximum 20
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
4. Activity 1: Attend the Mass of the Lord’s Supper (8:00 – 9:00 pm)
Missionaries will gather together in celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Activity 2: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (9:00 pm – 12:00 am)