"I would be happy if everyone would reflect once more on my words in the Apostolic Letter Dies Domini.
“'At Sunday Mass, Christians relive with particular intensity the experience of the Apostles on the evening of Easter, when the Risen Lord appeared to them as they were gathered together (cf. John 20:19). In a sense, the People of God of all times were present in that small nucleus of disciples, the first-fruits of the Church.'
"During this year of grace, priests in their pastoral ministry should be even more attentive to Sunday Mass as the celebration which brings together the entire parish community, with the participation of different groups, movements and associations."
John Paul II, Apostolic Letter Mane Nobiscum Domine, 23