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Poll #25 – Twice A Year Catholics

December 29th, 2009, Promulgated by Dr. K

Ah, Christmas time… Along with Easter, Christmas is one of the two biggest days of the year for church attendance in the Roman Catholic Church. This poll will take a look at how many more people found their way to the Lord’s house to celebrate the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Thus, the question is: How much fuller did your parish church appear to be this Christmas compared to a normal Sunday?

A little helpful reminder for those terrible with math: Say your church brings in 1,000 people normally. 10% more would mean that your parish had 1,100 people in attendance. 100% more would mean 2,000 people.

Try to give a guesstimate if you do not know the exact numbers.

How much fuller did your parish church appear this Christmas compared to a normal Sunday?

Results from poll #24: click here. 33 readers responded to a poll question asking whether or not they believe Popes John Paul II and Pius XII should be canonized saints. 48% of respondents said they believe both popes should be canonized. The next highest vote getter with 24% of the vote is Pope Pius XII should be canonized, but not Pope John Paul II. Thank you for voting.



4 Responses to “Poll #25 – Twice A Year Catholics”

  1. Anonymous says:

    It would have been nice if every priest in the diocese gave a special "Welcome Home" to all of the parishioners who normally don't attend weekly Mass during the year.

    Note to Father Joseph Hart and Father John Mulligan: maybe you can make this happen next Christmas and for Easter in 2010.

    The best words that a priest every said to me after not attending Mass for many years, were the simple, but humble words "Welcome Home".

  2. Mike says:

    I'm skipping the poll as I'm a Christmas midnight Mass attendee.

    I can report that the midnight Mass at Holy Cross Church in Charlotte was standing-room-only this year and has been so for at least 3 years now.

    BTW, there was a welcome expressed to visitors as well as to "those we don't see as often as we would like" – or words to that effect.

  3. Kelly says:

    A priest I know announced that the church would be having Masses every day between Christmas and Easter – just in case any of our visitors would like to stop by before Easter. 😉

  4. hahaha, kelly, i love it! Though I daresay he might be best off avoiding saying Mass on Good Friday. 😉

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