Using a collaborative model, we work in partnership with a parish during the In-Mission process. Preparation is vital and can needs a minimum of three months. Our Parish In-Mission include door-to-door visiting, celebration services and masses, social times and creative workshops as well as other projects for people, old and young alike, to get involved in.
Encouraging a Parish to be In-Mission.
We encourage a sense of ownership and collaboration by inviting parishioners to be involved in all areas of preparation for the ‘In-Mission’ week.
There are three stages to the process:
"Different members of the Sion Mission Teams journeyed with us for several months as we prepared for our Parish and Primary School Missions. 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.