Current Affairs
‘People sometimes feel they are just a number during Mass’ – Parish Priests

Why are Mass attendances dwindling?

What annoys people during Mass?

What steps is the Church taking after releasing statistics which show only 40% of the faithful attend Sunday Mass?

During TVAM, two parish priests – Fr Joe Mizzi and Fr Josef Mifsud – discussed the survey which had been carried out on the Mass. The survey had shown that only 40% of Catholics attend Sunday Mass. Another survey carried out by the Church shows that 70% of Maltese Christians attend Mass once a month.

Fr Joe Mizzi explained that the reality of social life is changing at a fast pace, and the reality of Mass even more so.

The 70 Parish Priests in Malta got together in the past days and discussed the survey on Mass.

The Parish Priests noted during the interview that it is the responsibility of every priest to make proper preparation for every mass, and this not only for the homily, but also in regard to hymns, readings and the Church settings as well.

They also noted the importance of the community, and that people should not consider themselves numbers during Mass. In this regard, the Parish Priests stated that certain parishes are taking the initiative to ‘create’ a community, even with small matters like offering tea of coffee at the end of the mass.

See the full TVAM interview on TVMi.  TVAM is broadcast at 7.00 a.m. Monday to Friday.

See also:

Ċensiment u studju juru li 40% jattendu għall-quddies f’Malta

Other News
Current Affairs

The President’s Foundation Trust has continued distributing equipment to children with visual difficulties to help them in their educational progress. In all the Foundation has distributed a value of €150,000…

Current Affairs

The National Alliance for Rare Diseases currently has 200 members suffering from rare diseases. This was stated by Michelle Muscat who is the founder and Chairperson of the Alliance while…

Current Affairs

The General Workers’ Union (GWU) has made a call for amendments in Employment Regulations so that the principle of equal pay for the same work be widened to cover all…

View More