holy week mercy Missions March 28-31, 2018

“Go, do not be afraid, and serve: if you follow these 3 ideas, you will experience that the one who evangelizes is evangelized, the one who transmits the joy of faith receives joy.”

- Pope Francis

Mission Youth  New Orleans 

sponsored by Regnum Christi

Wednesday April 12: 

6:00pm Arrival to our host parish: Mater Dolorosa Church on           1228 S. Carrolton.  

7:15pm Commissioning Mass for all missionaries and their families.

8:00pm Missionary training and orientation

Thursday April 13:  

10:00am Door-to-door missions within the parish boundaries.

7:00pm Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper

8pm-10pm: Eucharistic Adoration, "Night Fever"

Friday April 14:

9:30am Way of the Cross through the City (Begins at St. John the        Baptist Church) 

12:00pm Lunch break

1:00pm Crosswalk downtown.

3:00pm Celebration of the Lord's Passion @ Mater Dolorosa

5:00pm Crosswalk on Oak St.

8:00pm "Midnight Run" feeding the homeless.

Saturday April 15:

​9:30am Visit homebound, nursing home.

12:00pm Lunch break

1:00pm Feed the homeless around town.

4:00pm Pray for the dead at local cemetary, return to parish.

6:00pm Dinner, testimonials.

8:00pm  Solemn Easter Vigil at Mater Dolorosa. Followed by "Alleluia gathering"- all invited!

Holy  Week  2017  Basic mission  calendar

who can come? 

If you're eager to share your Catholic faith with others in a dynamic way during the grace-filled days that commemorate Our Lord's Passion and Resurrection, this may be your chance! The groups we will be accommodating  are:

  • High School young men and women (ages 15 and up, overnight, 6pm Wednesday 12th to Easter Vigil the 15th, lodging at parish facilities)

  • Families with children​ (Thursday through Saturday, day mission only).

What to expect?


During Holy Week Mercy Missions you will be carrying out the works of mercy that all Christians are called to do. These are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily needs. 

As a missionary you will touch the lives of others by doing simple acts of mercy - words of hope & love as you encounter a homeless, a simple kind smile to a stranger in need, feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, may be your presence alone will spark one soul to get closer to Christ, or ignite a Catholic to come back to the Church.