How are you progressing to advance reclaiming Sunday? Or if you are just arriving to the blog, welcome! We are joining together to consider ways and practices to reclaim Sunday's rightful place of sacred place in the
week and thus setting us on a new path Monday-Saturday. Here follow three ideas to consider to reframe our Sunday from one of consuming to one of praise and worship:
First: Engage the faithful in discussion of how they observe Sunday. Ask questions! Generate responses! The faithful actually care and do want a ‘different’ way from the world,
the Lord’s way. Pray for God’s will to be present.
Second: Consider practical ways to enlist the engagement of the faithful on Sunday observance.
For example start small. (Arrive to Mass 10 minutes early. Or ask God to guide your thoughts on Sunday.) Plan to change one pattern on Sunday or Saturday evening preparing for Sunday that it may be more fruitful.
Third: Introduce some basic teaching on keeping Sunday holy as the Lord’s Day. This appeal to reason introduces the discussion that just as the world goes does not require all believers to follow suit.
Allow time for the faithful to think about the topic, their lives, their faith journey and relationship with God.
Springtime in New England sings out joy, new life and all creation bursts forth with growth. The birds sing with delight,
the flowers are wrapped with color that has just emerged from within, families stroll our neighborhoods, children play with happiness across their faces and cities and towns love the warmth of the sun after a long chapter of winter. Christ has bestowed
on us a lifetime of spring, eternal life in him through baptism and the life of sacraments. Come today and experience the joy God bestows on us each Sunday!