Thursday, March 2, 2017
WHY SUCH H-U-G-E CROWDS FOR ASH WEDNESDAY?
My new parish in Richmond Hill, of which Savannah is a suburb, also has a brand new year old church building. It can seat comfortably 1,200 and was built this large in anticipation of our city's explosion 💥 of future growth.
Thus even when the Church is half full, that is about 600 people! My old parish in Macon only sat about 550 and thus it looked packed compared to my new church which only looks half full with about 550 people.
Because of the size of the Church we only needed two Ash Wednesday Masses, one at 9 am and the other at 7 pm.
We had about 450 at 9 am but almost 1,200 at 7 pm!!! And children 👶 galore!
Even our local weekly newspaper sent a photographer to our early Mass for a story next week.
WHY IS THERE SUCH FASCINATION WITH ASH WEDNESDAY FROM CATHOLICS AND THE WORLD? I ASK, YOU ANSWER!