NEW YORK — Catholics throughout the United States are expected to turn out in excessive numbers for Holy Week and Easter companies this weekend, and the Knights of Columbus — the world’s largest fraternal service group — has issued a particular appeal for Catholics to attend Good Friday companies.
Based on new polling from Marist polls, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, 3 in 4 Catholics will attend Good Friday companies.
According to the outcome, 54 p.c of Catholics are expected to attend Good Friday service, with 78 p.c of training Catholics responding that they’d attend.
(The Knights of Columbus are a principal sponsor of Crux.)
“There is no Easter Sunday without Good Friday,” stated Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson in a press release launched on Thursday. “Those who take the time to attend the solemn afternoon liturgy will benefit from a rich source of meditation and reflection, and it will better prepare them for Easter and make it an even more joyous day.”
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The ballot additionally discovered that 73 p.c of Catholics plan to attend Easter Mass, with that quantity leaping to 95 p.c amongst training Catholics.
Young Catholics are simply as probably to attend Easter Mass, with 72 p.c of respondents beneath the age of 45 noting they plan to attend Mass, in contrast to 74 p.c of respondents over 45 years previous.
The survey polled 1,271 adults over the age of 18 with a margin of error estimated to be at +/-3.1 p.c.
Pope Francis will have fun the Good Friday service, the Way of the Cross, and the Easter Mass — all of which can obtain reside broadcasts sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.