Quick Facts on Churches in Auburn Maine
- Want to purchase a cup of coffee? That'll cost you three Our Fathers. Want a Coca-Cola? Five Hail Marys and a Glory Be. A Cappuccino? Four Our Fathers. Holy Spirit Church in Zagreb, Croatia, has opened a "prayer cafe" in the parish hall. Said Salesian Father Damir Stojic, "A lot of kids used to head for neighboring cafes after Mass here. We came up with this scheme for persuading them to hang out at the church instead." Other parishioners have taken to the idea as well.
- There were 1.31 billion Catholics in 2006, the latest census data, a 1.4% increase from 2005
- Most new people (73%) say denomination is important in their search.
- New people are less involved in their congregations than those who have been there for longer.
- People return because of the quality of the sermon (36%), the friendliness of the people (32%), and the overall worship experience (30%).
Auburn Churches Quotes
I have noticed again and again since I have been in the Churchthat lay interest in ecclesiastical matters is often a prelude to insanity. -Waugh, Evelyn Arthur StJohn
Under bare Ben Bulben's head In Drumcliffe churchyard Yeats is laid, An ancestor was rector there Long years ago; a church stands near, By the road an ancient Cross. No marble, no conventional phrase, On limestone quarried near the spot By his command these words are cut: Cast a cold eye On life, on death. Horseman, pass by! -Yeats, William Butler
Will she pass in a crowd? Will she make a figure in a country church? -Swift, Jonathan
But the churchmen fain would kill their church, As the churches have killed their Christ. -Tennyson
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. -Bible (NewTestament)
Church ain't shucks to a circus. -Twain, Mark pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens
As Sir Roger is landlord to the whole congregation, he keepsthem invery good order, and will suffer nobody to sleep in it [the church] besides himself; for if by chance he has been surprised into a short nap at sermon, upon recovering out of it, he stands up, and looks about him; and if he sees anybody else nodding, either wakes them himself, or sends his servant to them. -Addison,Joseph
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