CNA Newsroom, Sep 6, 2022 / 10:00 am
A diocese in the Netherlands says it will no longer offer Mass every Sunday in its parishes.
Instead, the Diocese of Roermond, in the country’s south, informed parishes in a letter of moving toward offering Mass only every other week.
Due to a shortage of priests and to save on energy costs, the diocese said it was abandoning its previous rule of offering at least one Sunday service in every parish.
“In addition, in some places, so few people participate in the Eucharist that it is much more motivating to bring together believers from different parishes in one joint eucharistic celebration,” Vicar General René Maessen wrote in the letter, dated August 2022.