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Old 12-18-2006, 09:00 AM
Polycarp Polycarp is offline
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It's a purely Protestant thing, by the way. Catholic churches with adequate staff will attempt to hold daily Mass, but Wednesday is nothing out of the ordinary.

The reason is purely one of convenience -- it's a midweek service, almost precisely halfway between Sunday mornings (3.5 days interval either side). So if you are going to schedule a service other than on Sunday, it's the ideal time to have one. And if you want to have church-group meetings tied to a worship service, kill two birds with one stone, and schedule a midweek service and the meetings before or after it.