Archdiocese of Chicago Strategic Pastoral Plan: Reflect Christ's Light
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.