In Fonte da Prata, a poor area in Portugal, the parish ministry has multiple activities: initial catechesis for children who are from the area; accompanying the group of catechists in the neighbourhood. The community of sisters energise the area chapel, as well as the Paschal Triduum in Fonte da Prata and they also take Holy Communion to the sick. At diocesan level, the community participates in the adult catechesis team, organized by the Parish Church of Alhos Vedros, in Parish and diocese formation; and the Parish Pastoral Council in Alhos Vedros.
In Lisbon, the community develops its mission in the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Largo do Rato). The Sunday Eucharist is promoted in collaboration with lay people in different ministries: readers, extraordinary ministers of communion and choir.
Before the Sunday Eucharist, there is exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, giving the possibility for each person to meet with Jesus silently, in a time of Adoration. Once a month, this time before Jesus, is a guided adoration which includes songs, Bible readings, reflections and times of silence. This monthly adoration includes to different houses in our province, involving different communities of sisters and laypeople.
One of the sisters from the community of Lisbon, supports a nursing home, and on her visits she talks to people and takes communion to them.
In Bournemouth, the community collaborates in parish ministry, supporting catechesis in preparation for First Holy Communion. This is a program which involves a team of catechists and parents of the children who, as volunteers, actively collaborate in their children’s sessions. The community also supports Catechesis in preparation for Confirmation by integrating in a team of lay people. In Sacred Heart’s Parish, one of the Sisters supports the Portuguese Language community, consisting mainly of migrants from Brazil and Madeira Island.
In St. Peter´s church in Palmela, the community invigorate the Eucharist as well as the time of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament through a guided prayer proposal once a week. In the parish of Quinta do Anjo, some sisters accompany a group of people who make a pilgrimage to Fátima in May and, who during the year, gather in the parish to pray the rosary.