Most Catholics want good sound system in Holy Masses–survey

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MAJORITY of Catholics want their churches to invest in a good sound system for better liturgical services, according to an online survey conducted by the Church-run Radio Veritas.

Of the 1,200 online respondents who were asked “what should be improved during the celebration of the Holy Mass”, 27 percent or 324 said that a good sound system should be a priority.

Majority of those who wanted a good sound system belonged to the “young adult” category or those aged between 21 to 39.

Second on the priority list of church-goers is a good choir and song selection at 24 percent or 288 individuals, who said that music is indispensable in worship.

Most of those who prefer a better liturgical music are adults or those between 40 to 60 years old.

Coming in third on the Catholics priority are the “homilies and church ambiance” at 20 percent or 240 of those surveyed.

Five percent or 60 of the respondents want good Mass readers, while 4 percent seek friendliness of church volunteers.

The “Veritas Truth Survey” was conducted on March 31, the 500th anniversary of the First Easter Mass in the Philippines, but the result was only released on May 4.

Radio Veritas president Fr. Anton Pascual said the study is just one in a series of surveys “to help in the ongoing evangelization thrust of the Philippine Catholic Church”.

“We hope that through this social research initiative, we may be able to help the Church to continue to fulfil its mission beyond this 500th year festivities,” he said.

The respondents were selected through stratified sampling. The survey was conducted through text and internet, with plus, minus 3 percent margin of error.

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