A Croatian parish has found an effective means for getting young people to stick around after Mass. It has opened a café where they can get food and drinks by paying with prayers.
“In reality it kind of began as something fun,” youth minister Damir Stojic told the ENI news agency. “After Mass on Sunday, young people went to cafés in the town, and we wanted them to stay at the parish.”
So a café was opened at the parish, serving donated food and drinks. A cup of coffee costs three Our Fathers, a cappuccino, four, and a soda, five Hail Marys.