Poor sound system during Mass among faithfuls’ concerns: survey

Poor sound system during Mass among faithfuls’ concerns: survey

MANILA – Poor sound system during Mass in churches or through live stream on social media was one of the concerns raised by the faithful, a survey showed.

Results of the Veritas Truth Survey (VTS) by church-run Radio Veritas, conducted from March 31 to April 30 and released on Tuesday, showed that the church’s poor sound system was the top concern of 27 percent of the respondents.

A total of 1,200 respondents nationwide were asked what should be improved during the celebration of Masses based on their liturgical experience.

Another aspect that needs to be enhanced is the choir and song selection, according to 24 percent of the respondents, while the homily and church ambiance were tied at 20 percent.

Mass readers followed (5 percent), along with the friendliness of church volunteers (4 percent).

The survey result was gathered through a text-based and online data gathering process.

Rev. Fr. Anton Pascual, Radio Veritas president, said he was hoping that through the social research initiative, “we may be able to help the church to continue to fulfill its mission beyond this 500th-year festivities.”

The survey, launched during the anniversary of the First Mass in the Philippines on March 31, is one in a series of surveys conducted during the celebration of 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines.

“(It is a) way for us to fully understand the richness of our faith, and to fully utilize these survey results to help in the ongoing evangelization thrust of the Philippine Catholic church,” Pascual said. (PNA)

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