What to Expect from a Parish Mission
• Our mission preachers enjoy assisting, proclaiming and preaching at all weekend Masses (in English) immediately prior to the beginning of the parish mission.
• If requested, they can be available to assist (and preach, if desired) at a daily Mass.
• Mission presentations are approximately one hour long in length. They include computer-based audio and visual support and some brief times for the congregation to discuss an idea or question in a small group.
• Our mission preachers are also happy to provide an overview of charisms or discipleship for parish staff.
The above services are all covered in the mission fee, to which is added travel, food and lodging. To inquire about bringing a mission preacher from the Institute to your parish for a mission, please Contact Us.
Parish Mission Theme:
Discipleship and the call to conversion are the heart of every parish mission, since everything else flows from there. Using scripture, the rich teaching of the Church, and reflections on his own journey of faith and the lives of disciples who have influenced them, our mission preachers aim to present Jesus’ invitation to each one of us to become his disciple in ways that are personal, fresh, engaging, and often surprisingly amusing.
Click here for a list of upcoming Parish Missions.
Fr. Michael Sweeney, OP,
Co-Founder and Co-Director, Catherine of Siena Institute
Fr. Michael's Bio.
Deacon Mark A. Cesnik, OP,
Traveling Teacher, Catherine of Siena Institute
Permanent Deacon, Diocese of Tucson
Deacon Mark began teaching for the Catherine of Siena Institute in 2005. A permanent deacon in the Diocese of Tucson he is also a life professed tertiary member of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) and a graduate of both the University of Arizona (B.A. – Journalism) and the University of San Francisco (M.A. – theology / pastoral ministry). Dc. Mark has earned a certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Redemptorist-run Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction. He and his wife, Anna (who is a Certified Lay Ecclesial Minister), are members of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Tucson where he serves as Coordinator of Ministries and Adult Faith Formation. In addition to preaching missions, Dcn. Mark also travels to teach the Called & Gifted Worskhop. To hear a sample of Dcn. Mark's homilies go to Corpus Christi's website.