[quote="Eric09, post:1, topic:313720"]
I was wondering why, in my area at least, it seems like churches celebrate Mass every day but except for Wednesdays and the weekends, the Mass is held early in the morning. Wouldn't it make more sense to have Mass every day at 6 or 7 in the evening so those in the workforce would be able to attend after they get off work? It seems like area churches all have Mass at 7:30 AM, which would not allow people to get to work at 8.
I understand the priests have duties in the evenings sometimes, but it just seems like at least one church (the seat of the Archdiocese, possibly?) would be able to offer daily evening Mass.
Any insights on this?
Could be any number of factors to consider. We have three priests for four parishes right now. Each parish has their own councils and various ministries in the evenings that the priests oversee. Those meetings wouldn't be possible if the daily masses were moved to the evening hours. They may have tried an evening mass at one point (such as my parish did) and found that the number of people attending didn't justify switiching the daily mass from the morning to the evening.
If you would like your parish to have an evening mass, perhaps asking your priest to explore the possibility would work. My personal opinion though, I prefer the daily mass in the morning, I like to start out my day fortified with the Eucharist and mass attendance. It gets me to focus more on God's will and less on my own agenda.
The four parishes in my area start with mass at 6am, with adoration one day a week at 6:45 and the last daily mass available is 8:15am. Plenty of opportunities for people with various schedules to find a daily mass.