Criteria regarding the development of the Preliminary Plan for Parish Restructuring in Erie County

October Count

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.

Click here to read the 2022 October Count

Click here to read the 01/23/2023 article "Mass attendance grows slightly as pandemic recedes"

St. Luke Parish, Erie