Come One, Come All to Mass!
During the month of May (as well as October), we take a count for the Archdiocese of all the people attending Mass. We have good news! There has been a 30% increase in Mass attendance over last year. Average attendance this year was 904 people (adjusting for the very popular Flores de Mayo celebration). Last year, as we were still emerging from COVID, average attendance was 699. However, we are still 19% below pre-COVID
levels of attendance.
One statistic from the current reality report for Partners in the Gospel is that church facility utilization (based on the number of people the church can hold) has declined to 46%. That means the average Mass in our archdiocese is less than half full. Our attendance numbers show our church facility utilization at 56.5%. Only two of our weekend Masses are less than half full.
The good news is that we have room for more people! If you haven’t seen a friend at Mass recently, call them and see how they are doing. Invite them to come to Mass with you. Is there a family member or neighbor you could invite to church? You could even bribe them with a meal afterwards.