“Something’s not right”
Oakland priest describes drop in Mass attendance “particularly pronounced and disturbing” both in his parish and across the diocese

Recently in his weekly column “A Note from Fr. Mark” to members of the Catholic Community of Pleasanton, Rev. Mark Wiesner, shared some rather uncomfortable observations in the parish bulletin about the October Count. The title of the column

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2019-10-21T18:38:23-08:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |54 Comments

Mass attendance by Catholics resumes downward slide

Weekly church attendance has declined among U.S. Catholics in the past decade, while it has remained steady among Protestants. From 2014 to 2017, an average of 39% of Catholics reported attending church in the past seven days. This is down

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2018-04-10T11:47:35-08:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: Church life|Tags: , |35 Comments