Did you know that the Sunday before last was designated National Back to Church Sunday? Me either. For most all American Catholics it was Catechetical Sunday.
October is the peak month of the year for church attendance, Christmas and Easter excluded. My diocese instructs us to count heads the first four weekends in October. Nice for a student center, because the first weekend is always Parents’ Weekend and the third or fourth are Homecoming.
A few years ago, someone at the chancery asked our pastor, “Why, Father, is your church attendance at 102.6% of your number of registered parishioners?”
Big weekend coming up. We’ll have a wave of young people bringing their parents to church, especially the 10:30 Mass.
Meanwhile, LifeWay Research estimates that only one in fifty active Christians invite a friend or neighbor to Sunday worship? Are you part of the Two-Percent Solution?