Consecrated women are also directly involved in several pastoral programs,
which are placed at the service of parishes and dioceses.
For example, Mission Youth, Challenge, and Pure Fashion are all
parish and school-based programs that train youth to serve the
needs of their local parish.
Mission Youth recruits and forms
young missionaries to serve parishes during Holy Week. The missionaries
are at the direct service of the parish priest, who
often asks them to invite people to come to the
Holy Week liturgies or to organize activities for young children.
Challenge clubs train girls ages 11 to 16 to serve
their local parish. Apostolic projects include a wide array of
initiatives, from “spiritual bouquets” for the bishop to priest appreciation
dinners to service roles as catechists and volunteers at parish
or diocesan events.
Pure Fashion is a parish, school, or community-based
program that puts on modesty fashion shows while also teaching
young high-school-aged women to understand their own dignity and reflect
it in the way they dress.
All of these programs are
available from Mission Network, which provides a number of