Below is an article from Fr. Spilly, pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, about declining Mass attendance numbers in the Diocese of Rochester. The information below largely corroborates Mike’s earlier post. Fr. Spilly also provides us with some insight into the performance of the N.W. Monroe County parishes of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Brockport), St. John the Evangelist (Spencerport), St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Hamlin), and St. Leo the Great (Hilton).
It shouldn’t come as a shock that the only parish of the four to witness an increase in attendance is the one with the most orthodox pastor. St. Leo the Great is also the only N.W. Monroe parish to still have the tabernacle on the central axis.