What is your criteria for going to church? Do you even go? I know that a lot of people come from a twelve year Catholic education, but for whatever reason don't attend Mass. That's too bad because when you think about it, your soul is your own responsibility.
I've heard every excuse imaginable why someone doesn't attend Mass. I go out of a sense of obligation and to have something to take back out into the world so I can live my life (hopefully) the way God intended.
First on my list of reasons to go is time. If I like the time frame I will be there every week. Second is the music. If the singing and music is pleasant and hopefully a little bit lively, I'm a happy Catholic.
The third one is a big one. If the homily is consistently thirty minutes long, the walls and the people of that church will probably never see me again. I have experienced on several occasions a priest who likes the sound of his own voice. That would be okay, if he kept on point, but most of the time there is a rambling stream of consciousness that just goes on and on.
My husband and I are fortunately of one mind on these issues and it's rare when one of us is unhappy about where we are attending. But it has come up and then we usually agree not to attend that particular Mass at least for awhile.
Attending Mass is part of our marriage. It always has been. We've incorporated it into our routine so much so, that we would both miss it if we didn't go.
The last line of today's Gospel, Jesus says,
"I cannot do anything on my own;
I judge as I hear, and my judgment is just,
because I do not seek my own will
but the will of the one who sent me."
It is truly the reason we go.