Friday, April 21, 2006

Reality Check: Some Little Known Parish Facts!

From the April 9, 2006 St. Al's bulletin [pdf, p. 5].
Number of Registered Members 8,808
Registered Households 2,915
Contributing Households 1,921 (66%)
Average Mass Attendance in 2005 2,344 (27%)

Why are these facts little known, other than because the people who knew them didn't share them? Even now, they put them in the bulletin knowing that's likely to reach no more than 27% of the parish.

If they wanted these facts known, they could have put them in the bulletin for Easter, one week later, when more people will be at Mass. Or they could have put them in the Happenings, the occasional parish newsletter since sent to all households.


Blogger Fidei Defensor said...

27%, I think that is slightly above the national average, and way above the average in most of Europe?

3:00 PM  
Blogger Terrence Berres said...

If it's like grading on the curve.

On the other hand, what man among you having a hundred sheep and losing seventy-three of them would not leave the twenty-seven in the desert and go after the lost seventy-three until he finds them?

4:54 PM  

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