Using a collaborative model, we work in partnership with the parish during the mission process, enabling parishioners to discover and use their God-given gifts and abilities in the service of others.
Our two-week parish missions include door-to-door visiting, celebration services and masses, social times and creative workshops as well as many other projects for people, old and young alike, to get involved in. They are part of a mission process that lasts around a year from the moment of booking a mission, through to the mission itself and enabling the parish to carry on after the mission experience. Our aim is to assist parishes to grow in their basic mission of becoming alive and active evangelising communities.
The Mission Process in a brief
"Different members of the Sion Mission Teams journeyed with us for 18 months as we prepared for our Parish and Primary School Missions in March 2014. They with great sensitivity and skill enabled our entire community to engage in the process of preparation; different groups of parishioners taking responsibility for leading the parish in prayer, music, liturgies, art, visitation, census update, hospitality, welcoming, family and youth participation etc.
The outcome was that many were ready to prepare in the Mission experience, hearts were touched, conversion experienced and graced energies released through Spirit filled liturgies, preaching and teaching. Powerful testimonies were offered with great humility each day. The skilled ministry of the Sion members is rooted in prayer. We are deeply grateful to God for their excellent work. Now we feel more empowered to respond to Pope Francis’ call to evangelise and live the Joy of the Gospel."
Fr Tom McHugh,
Parish Priest from St Joseph's RC Church, Bromley.