This annual post is one of the most popular here on the blog with Cathedral people. It is the yearly count of sacraments. It is one – just one – measure of where we are, but like any statistic should be taken with a grain or shakerful of salt. Two years ago, for example, we only had two weddings, but it was not the end of the world. Here we go:
Funerals: 31. This is about what we normally do but obviously this number can get wildly skewed – we have had 50 some years.
Baptisms: 33. This is a bit on the low side – it is usually 40-50. No need to panic – our baby boom continues, so I anticipate a lot of baptisms this year. I should also point out that we usually do between 5-10 adult baptisms a year as well – we have several coming up.
Weddings: 13. This was a big jump from the two in 2009. Many factors come into play here – people get married in Greece or at out-of-town churches, people wait to get married because of the economy, whatever.
So there you have it. Today is a snow day – tons of snow outside – and I am off to snowshoe.