Today, I enjoyed mass at the new catholic church I tried out.
There was a clear focus on the essence of mass – eucharistic celebration, and a de-prioritisation of fund raising.
I was happy to see that it was intentional, as the priest had to explain he was focussed more on solemnity than fanfare. Obviously, some members of the church were complaining about his new direction.
I am thankful for leaders that prioritise the fundamentals.