HOLY WEEK ATLANTA 2023
Mission Youth is a English-speaking branch of Juventud y Familia Misionera, a Catholic evangelization ministry born in Mexico in 1987 as a response to Saint John Paul II’s call to the New Evangelization. It was established in the US in 1993, after World Youth Day in Denver.
Attending a mission is an impactful experience for both youth and adults alike. Whether you go out of the country or simply travel downtown, meeting and serving others and sharing Christ’s love is a great experience. Listen to several missionaries detail their experiences with different types of missions.
Mission Youth sponsors missions in 11 different sites in North America during Holy Week. This year – all of the Holy Week mission sites are offer exciting mission ideas, virtual options, formation, and programs. Each of these mission sites is OPEN to all families young adults, and youth.
THEME: “LEAVE YOUR MARK”
The theme of our mission this year is: “Leave Your Mark”. We are convinced that each one of us has been created with a personal mission that God has entrusted to us. God has willed to make us part of salvation history and chooses to need us to bring His message to this world. Even though we are not able to go to the streets of Atlanta this year and visit the homeless, the sick, and the needy, we know that God has a mission for us and wants us to be His apostles from home this Holy Week.
From Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday we will broadcast formation blocks, mission challenges, prayer experiences, and liturgical celebrations so that you can live this Holy Week from home. We want each High Schooler and Young Adult participating in our virtual mission to receive the tools needed to become beacons of light in their world.
Holy Week 2.0 is an online mission to live the most sacred week of the year at home, but also in union with many other missionaries and the Church throughout the world. The tools and activities of this Holy Week Package unite us in prayer and sacrifice to Jesus and to each other in preparation for Easter! For just $3. #HolyWeekatHome2020
A virtual retreat for young women, ages 19-30, during Holy Week. Featuring talks on Holy Thursday (5PM CST), Good Friday (11:30AM CST), and Holy Saturday (10AM CST) by Adrienne Rolwes, Angie Hilbun, and Lisa Small.
VIRTUAL ECYD is organizing international challenges and reflections for all middle school ECYD boys and girls during Holy Week, which will be broadcasted through our social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram. Click on any of the buttons below to join the Holy Week activities.
Virtual Lent 2020 is an online program sponsored by the Our Lady of Bethesda Retreat Center in Maryland. This program offers reflections and retreats for men, women, and young adults during this Lenten season.
Bring your family this Holy Week to serve the Roswell community! Activities include providing yard clean-ups, planting flowers, and making Easter care packages for the residents of senior living communities. Reaching outside of the Roswell community we will also serve the homeless in Atlanta by providing hygiene kits, lunches, and coffee. Missions will be out of Roswell Area Park and St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church.
Questions? Chas Ratliff – firstname.lastname@example.org
Missions open to families, youth, and any individual focused on mercy. Activities include praying with neighbors and asking for prayer intentions, knocking on doors to share the faith, provide hope and a listening heart, and invite people to Mass and confession.
For questions or to register, please contact Randy Kucera below.
Join Good Shepherd Holy Week Missions where all missionaries will serve in the “Corporal Works of Charity” – including yard clean up, plant flowers, pray, sing, share the Passion Story, invite people to Good Shepherd services, and bring inspiration to those in need.
- Friday, April 2 and Saturday April 3; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Good Shepherd CC: 3740 Holtzclaw Rd, Cumming, GA 30041 (Gym & Pavillion)
- Good Friday, April 2 – Corporal Works of Charity and Mercy, helping families in need with home-type responsibilities, i.e. yard clean up, plant flowers, spread pine straw, paint fence, etc.
- Holy Saturday, April 3 – Door-2-Door missions, sharing the Easter Passion story, praying with residents, singing with residents, asking for prayer intentions, etc.
- Items received: Mission shirts, papal crucifix necklace, name tag, food, water, and many blessings!
Questions or to register: please contact Alex Kucera at 770-853-3993 or click the button below to send an email.
Holy Week Missions
High school students and young adults will have the opportunity to do missions downtown during Holy Week. Our objective is to help students get to know the mercy of Christ by serving their neighbor and building relationships that mirror that mercy.
Questions? Fr. John Klein, LC via email.
God calls each one of us by name. Each is called to live with a unique purpose and mission.
6-8th grade boys & girls will not be told about being missionaries, they get to be missionaries–fearless & joyful with their friends! Organized in mission squads (4-6 boys/girls), led by an adult mission leader, they will go serve people in the Cumming community through manual labor, faith surveys, gathering prayer intentions, and serving at charity/donation locations.
Each day begins & ends at St Brendan the Navigator parish with activities altogether, Holy Thursday evening mass, Good Friday live stations, and Holy Saturday Easter celebration for the whole community in the afternoon.
Questions? Jackie Neel via email here.
Become a Catholic Missionary and go out and bring Christ to others! Families will plan, prepare, practice, and perform the works of mercy for our local community: crosswalk, passion play, door-to-door evangelization, crafts and letters to elderly, clothes and toiletry items to poor, liturgies, praying, eating, and celebrating together and much more.
Questions? Lisa Satory – email@example.com
Bring your family this Holy Week to serve the Roswell community at the St. Peter Chanel Family Missions! Families will meet each day at the times & locations listed below. We will be serving several families in the Roswell community providing yard clean-ups and planting flowers. Reaching outside of the Roswell community we will also be serving the homeless in Atlanta by providing hygiene kits and lunches. We will be making Easter care packages for the residents of senior living communities in Roswell. Additionally, our activities will include praying with neighbors, asking for prayer intentions, sharing the faith, providing hope, and a listening heart. Missions will be out of St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church. THIS MISSION IS SPONSORED BY ST. PETER CHANEL.
- April 6, Thursday, 5 pm – 7 pm
- April 7, Friday, 9 am – 7 pm
- April 8, Saturday, 9 am – 7 pm
Questions? Patrick Tramonte via email here.
Don’t miss this wonderful Holy Week Mission opportunity sponsored by Pinecrest Academy! This event provides a space for parents and their children ages Pre-K-5th grade to PRAY and SERVE together as a family during Holy Week.
- April 7, Friday, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
- April 8, Saturday, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Questions? Contact An Dinh via email here.
Join our Good Shepherd Holy Week Missions on Friday, 4/7, and/or Saturday, 4/8, as we will bring the Easter Message to our neighbors! All are invited, families, individuals, youth, and prime timers alike. We will visit retirement communities on Good Friday and go door-to-door on Holy Saturday. Everyone will receive a missionary shirt, crucifix necklace, food, instructions, and the Heart of Jesus! Donations welcome:
Questions? Alex Kucera at 770-853-3993 or via email.