2015: Prayer - Are You Spiritually Healthy?
Key Concepts: Prayer, Mass, Adoration, Spiritual Development, Sacraments
Objectives: to cultivate personal relationships with Christ; to foster continual conversion; to foster discipleship formation; to teach Catholics how to pray and how to develop prayer routines; to increase the number of individuals attending Mass each Sunday; to increase participation in the Mass; to cultivate a proper understanding of the Mass; to increase the number of individuals going through RCIA by 5% each year; to increase participation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation; to increase connectedness after celebration of the sacraments; to increase attendance at Eucharistic Adoration
Tools: Archbishop Carlson’s pastoral letter on spiritual formation; schools of prayer; recommended books and catechetical materials; Dynamic Catholic’s Prayer Process and Mass Journals; Oremus and A Biblical Walk Through the Mass from Ascension Press; improved RCIA models; The Light is ON for You reconciliation initiative; small faith sharing groups; promotion of Adoration times throughout the Archdiocese
Prayer: Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.