Please find below a list of previous National Catholic Missions. Click on the Mission title and a description and link to view the Mission will be provided. DVDs of these Missions are also available for purchase.
2017 - Our Final Gift
Sister Sue Mosteller and Father Ron Rolheiser
Part 1: Our Final Gift – Just before he died, Henri Nouwen began to write of how the last task in life is to give one’s death to others. That is the final lesson we are meant to give the young, to die in such a way that our deaths are our final blessing to them.
Part 2: The Promise of Life Everlasting – The reason we have the choice to make our death a gift to others, is that we have the promise of life everlasting. This promise was fully delivered to us with our Lord’s resurrection on Easter Sunday.Watch the mission
2016 - Merciful Like the Father
Fr. Thomas Rosica C.S.B.
The Jubilee of Mercy: “To pass through the Holy Door means to rediscover the infinite mercy of the Father who welcomes everyone and goes out personally to encounter each of them… This will be a year in which we grow ever more convinced of God’s mercy.” Pope Francis
The Prodigal Father and his Two Wayward Sons: The parable of “the prodigal son” or “the prodigal father” or the “indignant elder brother” can cause much grief for us, as we see ourselves and our motives exposed for what they really are.
Fr. Thomas Rosica,CSB, is the founding and current CEO of the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation and the English Language Media Attache to the Holy See Press Office. In 2015, Fr. Rosica was awarded the Clarion Award which honoured him as “Broadcaster, Filmmaker and Church Spokesperson whose portrayal of the Catholic Church brings the light of the Gospels to millions.”Watch the mission
2015 - Beware the Holy Spirit
Fr. Anthony Gittins
The 2015 Mission looks at when and where God speaks to us in our daily lives and how we, as an institution and as individuals, can ignore that voice at our peril. Father Anthony Gittins looks at the afternoon of life and discovers why it withers some people and brings freedom and joy to others who have learned to age with wisdom.Watch the mission
2014 - Gift of Forgiveness
Compilation of Previous Missions
The 2014 Mission looks at how the hurts and cruelties we inevitably experience during the first half of our lives, at school, at home and at work, may be a source of the anger and resentment we feel in our later years. It offers a pathway to help us rediscover a mellow and compassionate heart. Father Ron Rolheiser, O.M.I., Sister Melannie Svoboca SND, Paula D’Arcy and Tom Zanzig all contribute to this mission.Watch the mission
2013 - The Year of Faith
Fr. Anthony Gittins
The 2013 Mission addresses the subject of “Trust,” the lack of which can lead to paranoia and fear. It explains the importance of “Remembering” what Jesus said and what Jesus did in His time here with us. Father Ron Rolheiser, Father Anthony Gittins and Father Patrick Fitzpatrick are the presenters.Watch the mission
2012 - Three Troubling Questions
Fr. John Heagle, Sister Barbara Leonhard, James McGill
The 2012 Mission explores: Why does God allow good people to suffer, what was Jesus’ attitude towards women and what did He add to our concept of Justice? The speakers for this mission are Mr. James McGill, Sister Barbara Leonhard, Father John Heagle, and Father Pat Fitzpatrick.Watch the mission
2011 - The Heart of the Matter
Fr. Jack Lynch, Fr. Donald Senior, Sr. Melannie Svoboda
The 2011 Mission delves into some thoughtful questions.
Father Jack Lynch, Father Donald Senior and Sister Melannie Svoboda explore: Our world is suffering; our Church is suffering; many of our families are suffering, and we ask ourselves how can our faith help? Is there anything in the vast arsenal of our rich, Christian heritage that we could call on to heal the wounds of division and conflict that seem to exist everywhere? Someone has said if your faith has nothing to say to the real problems in our society, then your faith has nothing to say. present this theme.Watch the mission
2010 - A God for all Seasons
Fr. Pat Fitzpatrick, Sr. Joan Chttister
“In our dreams, we are never eighty. Whatever happens to the body, the spirit does not grow old. In our dreams we are forever becoming. Our dreams reveal the basic truth of life; years are biological; the spirit is eternal.” Presented by Sister Joan Chittister and Father Pat FitzpatrickWatch the mission
2009 - Reflections for Lent
Bishop Paul-Andre Durocher & Guests, Fr. Brian Massie & Guests
2008 - Keeping a Mellow Heart in a Bitter Time
Fr. Ron Rolheiser, Tom and Barb Zanzig
2007 - Rediscovering Catholicism
2006 - Beware of the Undertow
Dr. John Markey, Paula D’Arcy
2005 - Memories of Martin
2003 - Alive But Not Alone: Belonging Where?