There is a movement going around the Detroit area catholic community called a mass mob. What this amazing group strives to accomplish is to fill the pews and give life to the many inner city churches by attending mass together as a large group, lifting up that parish community with love and support.
One of my friends had the idea to make a similar plan with a group from our parish. We plan to attend, as a group, a different parish each month and then go to brunch at a restaurant or at someone's home. My husband and I missed the first month, but yesterday we went to one of our favorite inner city churches and then had brunch together at a beautiful restaurant; twenty one strong.
There have been some changes at our parish that have removed the sense of community we all felt while our children attended elementary and middle school there. This gives us that sense of community back. We will end up attending mass at some beautiful older churches and experience the beauty of the catholic mass while sitting together as a group. After mass we will catch up with friends we have known for many years, but with busy lives, see too little. A wonderful idea to bring old friends together.