1. Parish mission
At the core of the foundational apostolates of the MSFS is the ministry of renewal of faith. The cry of Fr Mermier’s heart “I want Missions” in post-French revolutionary period of indifference to and neglect of faith, preaching of parish missions became the first and basic foundational apostolate of the MSFS. What justifies MSFS to take up parochial ministries or Parishes is the desire to augment the parochial sacramental ministry with programs and plans of renewal of faith of the people in and through a local MSFS religious community.
Mermerian Parish Mission Preaching teams is the call of the 19th General Chapter 2013 which the Congregation is in the process of implementation. MSFS parish mission preaching draws its inspiration, content and methodology from the way Fr Mermier conducted parish preaching missions adapted to our times marked with signs of indifference due to the onslaught of secularism, individualism and relativism of the modern world. A number of individual confreres are engaged in retreat preaching and animations of priests, religious and lay-people as part of the apostolate of missions.