Weekend Mass Counts

As Bishop McKnight continues to work with his personnel board and gets the most complete accurate picture of what is happening in each of the parishes, he is instituting the October Count: to be a yearlong count. So, starting the first weekend in August, ushers will be counting every person at every weekend Mass. Many across the diocese have said that the month of October does not reflect well the attendance of parishioners. Those who study church attendance say October is the best month to get an accurate picture of weekend attendance for the year. Taking into consideration these conversations, Bishop and his advisors agreed to expand beyond October and count every Mass every weekend for the year from the first weekend in August until the last weekend in July. Ushers, at the end of Mass, please write the number of people in the appropriate box found on the paper in the sacristy.