October Count

2021 report

Each October, attendance numbers are taken at Sunday Mass in all parishes across the Diocese of Erie for what is known as the October Count. While it’s likely this year’s numbers are slightly lower than they might have been, given the surge of the Delta variant of COVID-19 which occurred at the time, attendance is down by 32.2 percent over the last two years. Bishop Lawrence Persico has asked that the numbers be released this year and going forward so that parishioners have a clear picture of what is happening in their parishes and in the diocese.

Find the report here

Find a story about this year’s count here.


In a spirit of unity, welcome and invitation, parishioners at St. Luke
Parish, Erie, processed through the neighborhood on the way to
Mass on Oct. 23.