A parish mission is a time of spiritual renewal for the parish. It is sort of like a retreat for the parish. It is something special and out of the ordinary. A parish mission can take several forms. Often a speaker is invited to the parish to lead the mission and give a series of inspirational talks on some theme related to the Catholic faith. A parish mission is an opportunity for the parish community to grow spiritually and to experience the love of Jesus Christ in their midst. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is, generally, an important part of a parish mission. A parish mission may be a one day mission or a three to five day mission.
It is the responsibility of the commissions within the parish council to plan parish missions.