November 2013 Evangelization Exchange – Factoid


Steady Changes in U.S. Catholic Parish Life by Mark Gray


View an insightful and fascinating presentation below on research that reflects trends in parish life today. These trends have significant implications for evangelization efforts in our parishes. Learn from Mark Gray about the staggering difference in numbers among those who self-identify as Catholics and those who attend Mass every week. See the chart showing the spike in Mass attendance at Christmas, Ash Wednesday, and Easter, and learn about the decreasing number of diocesan priests available to pastor a growing number of Catholics.

Mark Gray, Ph.D, a member of the staff of the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), posted this presentation on his blog, 1964, on November 1, 2013 click here.