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Parish missions began in the eighteenth century. Saint Alphonsus Liguori, a priest of the Diocese of Naples, made significant contributions to the development of parish missions. The Redemptorists brought them to America one hundred years later.
A parish mission is a preaching event conducted on consecutive evenings. The preaching centers on the Word of God as well as Catholic doctrine and Catholic practice. This preaching emphasizes an individual’s personal relationship with the Lord, a deeper sense of the parish community, and a greater consciousness of service within this community. A parish mission allows you to take some time to look at your life, values, and direction. It encourages you to ask: “What is really important to me? What am I doing with my life? What values do I have? Where does God fit into my life? What does my faith, my Church, mean to me?” ~Fr. Victor Karls, C.Ss.R.