Speaking of belief… November 14, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
This cannot be a surprise. I’ve had reason to be an occasional attendee at Masses various over the past couple of years and I’ve got to admit to surprise at how low numbers are. And the next logical consequence?
Falling Mass attendances and a shortage of priests could soon mean some churches in Limerick “will have Mass every second Sunday or one Sunday a month”, Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has said.
Bishop Leahy also warned that priests’ incomes could be affected by a decline in contributions. Christmas dues, Easter dues and also Harvest dues go towards a priest’s income while weekly collections go towards the upkeep of the local church, he said.
“But we are seeing that those dues are declining, that people don’t think that they are important.”