Otherwise, you'll either be a whole hour late for the 9 a.m. Mass, or really early for the 11.
I wrote what I think about DST here and here. Now, there's evidence that DST doesn't really save us any money, anyway:
Once a year, Americans all over the country turn their clocks forward one hour -- an annual ritual called Daylight Saving Time that's supposed to save them money by using less energy.So, we put people through this nonsense of clock-turning twice a year to save energy that doesn't end up being saved in the least, and for what?
Except it doesn't. The move to Daylight Saving actually used 1 percent more electricity than if people stuck to Standard Time, according to a 2008 study or residents in Indiana. In other areas of the United States, the time change could cost people even more. [...]
During the colder months of Daylight Saving, Indiana residents turned up the heat because they were getting up an hour closer to the coldest part of the night, the researchers found. In the summer months, they cranked up the air-conditioner because they were getting home an hour closer to the hottest part of the day.
The extra electricity cost for Daylight Saving: $3.29 per Indiana household per year or $9 million for the state as a whole. The state lost another $1.7 million to $5.5 million in pollution-related social costs, the researchers estimate.
Those extra costs could be even more pronounced in southern states, where the demand for air-conditioning is higher, according to the study's authors, Matthew Kotchen, a professor of environmental economics at Yale, and Laura Grant, a doctoral student at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
I think it's high time we ended Daylight Saving Time.