I’ve got these big thick books – the parish registry. They include all those batpized, confirmed, married and died. I have no idea how people actually used them. Because all I want to do is get an actual count. Have people moved? Did they just disappear?
I’m ready to put an attendance sheet in the back of the church.
I just want to know: Who is in it? Who wants to be in it? Who is being counted?
Does it matter?
It’s clerical work.