What struck me was the difference in weekly giving expected between the church we used to attend (non-Catholic) and here. I'm NOT saying the people of St. Michael should or shouldn't be matching this rate of giving, just thought some may be interested in looking at the numbers.
To show you what I’m talking about, here is a little table comparing the current giving and target WEEKLY giving for the two:
|Current Parish||Former church|
|Per Week||$ 19,000||$ 23,777||$ 300,000||$ 400,000|
|# of Families||2155||2155||2200||2200|
|Avg / Week||$ 8.82||$ 11.03||$ 136.36||$ 181.82|
|Avg / Month||$ 35.27||$ 44.13||$ 545.45||$ 727.27|
|Avg / Year||$ 458.47||$ 573.74||$ 7,090.91||$ 9,454.55|
The numbers still amaze me.