But it’s not because they don’t know what to expect. It is explicitly because they want a TLM that isn’t offered at those parishes. The people at those parishes who want an NO Mass aren’t driving somewhere else.
I agree that it’s a shame that people have to drive the distances they do to get to a TLM, but the fact that they drive by parishes that don’t have a TLM has no correlation with anything at all.
And as in Kirk’s case, our parish is overcrowded to the point of having to build a new building. Mass attendance across our diocese is growing rather than declining. I think you will find that in areas that are in periods of growth that Mass attendance is growing, and in areas where the population is dropping, that Mass attendance probably drops off also. Both where I am now, and where I previously was in Florida, were experiencing large growths, with new parishes coming into existence and existing ones expanding.
Of course all of this is off the topic, so I’ll cease with that discussion. :o