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The Diocese of El Paso will conduct a Mass Attendance Count in all parishes on the weekend of October 15 & 16, 2016.
This new initiative will ask all parishes to count how many parishioners are attending Mass including all Masses held that weekend in English, Spanish and bilingually.
According to Karina Sandoval, the Stewardship Coordinator for the Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso, conducting a Mass Attendance Count will help the Diocese and its parishes offer better pastoral services to Catholic families, identify long-term trends in church attendance, and help churches in their short and long-term planning efforts.
The Mass Attendance Count is a standard practice among dioceses in the United States and a practice the Diocese wants to adopt in order to walk together as a faith community.
The Mass Attendance Count is being coordinated by the Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso under the Office of Stewardship.