A reader sent me this link from two parishes back east. What do you think?
To obtain a pew card is quite easy: simply visit the Parish Office during office hours, or call either office and and leave a message with your name and address, or email your request to [email address]. These cards are available only for those who attend Mass regularly or frequently in [either of our two parishes.]
Missalettes are available in the pews and recommended for following along with the readings and the Eucharistic Prayer. But apparently, parish beancounters have discovered what I’ve discovered. We ordered 650 pew cards. We have 549 hymnals in our bookcarts. When we surveyed after the first two weekends of implementation, we were twenty-two short of the one-card/one-book plan.
So these parishes have decided to make people responsible for their own aids.