We are different.
We are one sorted clothes rack different.
We are one painted wall different.
We are one organized toy bin different.
We are one meal made different.
We are a helping hand different.
We are a satisfied customer different.
We are one week different.
One week stronger
One week kinder.
We can make a difference in a week.
We are mission possible different.
written by Brooke, a youth participant in Mission Possible 2008
WHAT IS MISSION POSSSIBLE SERVICE WEEK? - - - - -An annual service and justice education event, Mission Possible is a multi-parish service week for High School and Middle School Youth and their Adult Leaders. This event, though coordinated through cooperation of Parish Leadership, is supported by the Dallas Diocese Youth and Young Adult Ministries Office.
HOW DID MISSION POSSIBLE START? - - - - Mission Possible was established in 1995 at St. Jude’s Parish in Allen, Texas by youth ministry coordinator Tammy Amosson. This first Mission Possible consisted of about 50 students and adult volunteers. The youth ministry team was inspired by Connie Amosson, Tammy’s mother-in-law, who provided a vision for the growth of Mission Possible.
WHO ORGANIZES MISSION POSSIBLE? - - - - - Leadership for this event comes from participating parishes! “Regions” are set up from which a group of parishes provide leaders who collaborate to set up service sites, programming, prayer activities, training of Adult Leaders, Catholic Social Teaching education and fun! The event kicks off with a gathering of ALL Mission Possible participants for Mass and Rally on Sunday night…getting us all ready for the Service Week ahead. Then the next four days are spent WORKING together within Regional groups! To cap off the week, each Region determines some type of activity for their participants and families to enjoy together!
WHO PARTICIPATES IN MISSION POSSIBLE? - - - - Middle School and High School Youth and their Adult Leaders participate in Mission Possible…approximately 1100 participants from at least 28 parishes participate annually. Annually Mission Possible volunteers acts of service throughout the Dallas Metroplex providing over 36,000 hours of service activities, justice education, service learning, prayer and fellowship.
WHAT DO PARTICIPANTS DO DURING MISSION POSSIBLE? - - - - Young People and their Adult Leaders witness to their Baptismal call to “serve others” by their actions…and made a difference in lives and neighborhoods. Crews go out to serve in a variety of ways. Agencies served ranged from homeless shelters, food banks, Senior Citizen Centers, public parks, fire and police stations, roadside clean-up, crisis pregnancy centers, shut-ins, random acts of kindness, advocacy groups, and more! We also focus on Service Learning activities as well as prayer….and we have fun doing it all!!!
WHO FUNDS MISSION POSSIBLE? - - - - Youth Participants are asked to pay a nominal fee each year. This fee covers supplies for the week, their Mission Possible T-shirt, a large group rally and Mass on the first night of Mission Possible and snacks and drinks provided each afternoon as crews return from their worksites. This fee is traditionally set by the Mission Possible leadership team, of Region Leaders, for a given year.
HOW DOES A PARISH GET INVOLVED? - - - -
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Mission Possible Mission Statement
Through Mission Possible, parish communities within the Diocese of Dallas collaborate to help young people and adults understand and respond to their baptismal call to serve others. Mission Possible is rooted in the Gospel values of justice, peace, and human dignity as defined by Catholic Social Teaching.