Identify pastoral approaches that overcome obstacles and increase opportunities to participate in the Church’s sacramental life as a means of deepening faith and witness.
Objective 1: Attract, engage and inspire people to deepen their participation in the sacramental life of the Church resulting in stronger Christian witness.
- There is an increased participation in the Church’s sacramental life.
Objective 2: Raise the quality of the Sunday experience through hospitality and welcome, preaching and music to actively engage current parishioners and to attract inactive Catholics.
- The Amazing Parish conference offers clergy and parish leaders and opportunity to explore how the life of the parish extends from the Sunday expereinces.
- Exploring the Sunday Readings can help you spread God's Word and keep you spiritually connected with Scripture and daily life. This resources is available for subscription in English and Spanish.
- There is an increase in Mass attendance, particularly among Catholics who had previously been inactive.
- Annual parishioner survey results – Parishioners report more vibrant Sunday experiences.