Catholic Herald Reporter
ADRIVE to recruit a team of workers for a complete census of his parish has been launched by a South-East London parish priest.
Writing in the parish publication "Borough Piper". Mgr. Anthony Reynolds, of the Church of the Most Precious Blood, The Borough, said that such a census would add at least "another hundred or more families" to the parish.
Mgr: Reynolds said the church has presently "about 800 families on our books—Catholics good and lapsed".
Workers recruited, he said, could assist in many ways: "Keeping a list of Catholics, telling of new arrivals, finding out who is ill ... encouraging the lapsed to return, urging people to come to special functions like missions, advertising dances .. . finding those who have not yet made their first Communion and those who would like to become Catholics".
To conduct the study, said the monsignor, the parish would be divided into twenty-five districts with a representative and committee for each part.