Reflection on the Year of Sunday Mass
Throughout the Year of Sunday Mass, parishes found creative ways to deepen appreciation and understanding of the Mass. This reflection offers a look at some parish initiatives, comments from parishioners and the resources used during the year.
Thoughts and Reflection on the Year of Sunday Mass
Year 2: Year of Sunday Mass (July 2012 - June 2013)
The second year will focus on educating Catholics on the critical importance of Sunday Mass attendance and encouraging reflection on the Mass to foster a deeper appreciation and appropriation of the value of the Eucharist. This year may include but is by no means limited to some of the following elements:
- Educating parishioners frequently about the importance of Sunday Mass through homilies, bulletin articles, and other parish forums
- Providing seminars and forums that invite parishioners to a better understanding and appreciation of the liturgy
- Reaching out in the community to Catholics who attend Sunday Mass, but not on a weekly basis
- These efforts would be accompanied by a raising of vocational awareness in and through the celebration of the Eucharist. Additionally, the linkage between social justice and Eucharistic celebration would be underscored.