Most Catholics Want Good Sound System In Holy Masses – Survey – The Manila Times
The MAJORITY of Catholics want their churches to invest in a good sound system for better church services, according to an online survey conducted by Church-run Radio Veritas.
Of the 1,200 online respondents who were asked “what should be improved during the celebration of Holy Mass,” 27 percent or 324 said that a good sound system should be a priority.
The majority of those who wanted a good sound system fell into the “young adult” category or those between the ages of 21 and 39.
Second on the priority list of the faithful is a good selection of choirs and songs at 24 percent or 288 people, who said that music is indispensable in worship.
Most of those who prefer better liturgical music are adults or people between the ages of 40 and 60.
Third on the priority of Catholics are the “homilies and the ambience of the church” with 20 percent or 240 of those polled.
Five percent or 60 of respondents want good Mass readers, while 4 percent seek the 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 not published until May 4.
Radio Veritas President Fr. Anton Pascual said this study was just one of a series of surveys “to aid in the ongoing evangelistic push of the Philippine Catholic Church”.
“We hope that through this social research initiative we will be able to help the Church continue to fulfill its mission beyond these 500-year festivities,” he said.
Respondents were selected by stratified sampling. The survey was conducted by text and the Internet, with a margin of error of plus, minus 3 percent.