The Year of Worship
Focus on Worship and Parish Life
The Focus on Worship and Parish Life aims to:
- Strengthen parish life and worship and creating evangelizing and welcoming parishes;
- Strengthen participation in sacramental practice, especially inviting people to rediscover the sacrament of
penance and strengthening participation in and understanding of the sacrament of the Eucharist;
- Create parishes as welcoming communities including specific outreach to youth and young adults, parents, and
people on the move;
- Continue the formation of clergy to effectively respond to the challenges of the New Evangelization.
[PPF and National Directory revisions; establish annual themes for the ongoing formation of priests and deacons];
- Strengthen marriage and family life, and increasing the number of people participating in the Sacrament of Marriage;
- Increase understanding of the Mass and attendance at Mass.