Twenty-Third Monthly Mass in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin
In a triumphant reversal of fortune, sixteen people attended the twenty-third Monthly Mass offered by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, a full 60% increase upon the ten who attended in July and the ten who attended in June. This is the highest attendance since March and the third-highest attendance in more than a year.
August appears to be a fortunate month for the monthly Masses in that lower attendances in June and July of 2009 and 2010 are followed by higher attendances in August. However, last year's August high was followed by a slide for three successive months and the August 2009 peak was not be be exceeded until six months later.
After almost two years of opportunities to prove their own mettle, we can but hope that this Winter holds something different.
Born: 8 May 1861, Received into the Catholic Church: 21 December 1896, Received into the Sodality of Our Lady: 22 December 1896, Entered Society of Jesus: 7 September 1900, Ordained Priest: 28 July 1900, Died 19 February 1933.