I don’t think that my parish would be unique. But what I did hear was that my parishioners and others who were there want reverent liturgies. They want a strong Catholic identity. They want good religious education and schools that are affordable to enroll their children.
THEY WANT REVERENT LITURGIES and many young people (or at least a few) want the older Latin Mass.
They are concerned about actual participation from another perspective which I have blogged about, Catholics who will actually attend Mass.
A few lamented that their children who went to Catholic schools throughout their primary and secondary education no longer practice the Catholic Faith. They wondered what was lacking in their religious and liturgical formation. Could it be orthodoxy and reverence?????
There were no comments on more lectors, choir members, Eucharistic Ministers and committees galore to get people involved in decision making processes in the parish and church.
They want reverent liturgies, orthodox religious education and beautiful churches that inspire reverence, orthodoxy and committed Catholics.
These Catholics get it!