When Father Pat Marshall, the Newman Center chaplain, brought it up, Boharic said, "I was kind of flattered, but I didn't think I had what it took."
The idea stayed with him, though, and when Marshall
took him to visit St. Joseph College Seminary at Loyola University
felt like he
transferred the next year.
His sense of vocation was strengthened the summer after his first year in the seminary, when he spent the time at St. Agnes of Bohemia, 2651 S. Central Park Ave.
is delighted to be heading back to St. Agnes
first assignment as a priest.
Asked what he
can do to draw people back to Mass in the Year of Sunday Mass, starting in July, he
and other priests must work to make sure their homilies are wellcrafted and engaging, but it goes much deeper than that.
"It starts from the parishes promoting devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and teaching about the importance of the Mass," he
Parishioners also should invite people who don't usually attend Mass to come to church as well, he