The RC cathedral near my home mails in mass to the community. Today, this flyer arrived:
“The children’s formation sessions will be held Sunday mornings, 10:05 am to 11:05 am beginning on Sunday, Sept. 20th and ending on May, 2nd 2010. THE FEE IS $35.00 FOR EACH STUDENT. MAXIMUM OF $80.00 FOR FAMILIES REGISTERING 3 OR MORE YOUTH.”
These are Sunday classes taught by volunteer moms and dads like the other churches around this area. If a family doesn’t pay, do you think that their children are not allowed to hear the Word of God in God’s house? (Yes, I know that there are many that give nothing to the church but this is a large cathedral. It has daily morning mass, 6 weekend masses, and over 5,000 parishioners.) Shocking!