Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes back to the show, Fr. Josh Johnson, pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in St. Amant, LA. Fr. Josh is the host of the “Ask Fr Josh” podcast and was recently featured in an article on the website Aleteia.org.
In this episode, they examine causes for the decline in weekly attendance at Catholic masses in America. They briefly explain the reasons for geographically tied parishes and ask if that format is still the best for today. They discuss innovative opportunities for building fellowship in a parish, how to evangelize within a small community, and the importance of having a committed prayer life.
Websites mentioned in the show:
Catholics’ Church Attendance Resumes Downwards Slide Article Gallup Study
12 Catholics who will restore your faith in humanity. Aleteia.org
Ask Fr Josh Podcast Ascension Press Media