Sunday, August 16, 2009

How Long Is This Going To Take??

Well, let's do the math (my favorite)!

There are 200 churches listed for the Archdiocese (yes I know it says 201, but one is listed 2x). There are 52 weeks in the year. 200/52 is 3.85 years. 0.85 year is roughly 45 weeks. So it will take me 3 years and 45 weeks just going to Sunday Mass.

If I add in Holy Days of Obligation (which includes Christmas BTW) that don't fall on a Sunday, there are three left in 2009, and 4 in 2010, so it will then be 3 years and 38 weeks. Based on this pattern, I'll guess there are 4 days of Obligation each in 2010 and 2011, taking it down to 3 years and 30 weeks.

If I add in Ash Wednesday for the next 3 years (2010, 2011, 2012) that takes me to 3 years and 27 weeks.

If I go to a different place for Holy Week Services (3 - Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday) for the next 3 years, that will knock off 9 weeks, so it would be 3 years and 18 weeks.

If I save the Churches I've already been to to the end, there are 10 Churches I've already visited in the last 2 years. That makes it 3 years and 8 weeks.

In other words -- forever.

The question is, will I finish my dissertation before I visit all the Churches? :p

1 comment:

  1. Plus all the parishes in the Diocese of Belleville and Springfield in Illinois!