I was pleased to discover some weeks ago my parish is offering the same holy day schedule this coming Monday as it does for when such observances are obligatory. Compared to Sundays, the numbers will be small. I suppose that will be true in many parishes, if not most.
I think some group is offering a coffee hour after the morning Mass. I don’t seriously think these are true carrots for parish Catholics. But they do provide an appropriate degree of gladness to match the observance.
From the point of view of the person in the pew … If I’m going to commit forty to sixty minutes for Mass, can I expect others will commit their time to offer a worthy homily, good music, a hospitable welcome, and maybe a bit of festivity for the feast. Or is it more about the obligation than the celebration? And if so, and if you wonder about few numbers–maybe look in the mirror, Church.
What’s your parish doing on Monday?