Brooklyn bishop reports 40% drop in Mass attendance in five years
November 14, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Robert Brennan on Brooklyn, New York, has reported that the average Sunday Mass attendance in his diocese has plunged by almost 40% in five years.
In 2017 the average Mass attendance in all Brooklyn parishes was 205,502. In 2022 it was 124,031.
Bishop Brennan attributed the decline to “general demographic changes as well as the overall national trend.” In a letter of clergy and staff, he did not mention the impact of the Covid lockdown.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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