Yet, only 22% of American Catholics attend Church once a week. Where are the other 78%? Why have they fallen away from Church attendance yet they are still proud to call themselves Catholic? I don’t know why I am so shocked by this number but I am. I am in Church every Sunday with my husband and four children. I know as a busy mom how many other tasks I could complete in the time it takes to get a family of six ready for and attend Mass. However, attending Mass with my family is my top priority on the weekends. I posted this question on Face Book and only 2 people replied. One said something to the effect of time just gets away from you and you don’t go to church. Another said “It needs to be a good habit.”
In our culture we multi task our lives and fill it up with our To Do Lists. We accomplish what we consider to be our top priority daily. If the other 78% of American Catholics considered attending Mass once a week to be a top priority then our pews would be filled. I am just trying to figure what made Mass get bumped from the To Do List for so many people.
I would love to hear your comments on this subject. If you go to Church weekly or you have not been in years. I, like so many others would love to try to figure this out. Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts….