From a reader:
I’ll be pithy:
I’ll start my final semester of nursing school next week, it appears as though I will be required to train in the hospital for the next four months from 7am-7pm every Sunday. Is it possible to keep the holy the Lord’s Day by attending Saturday Vigil Mass, or should I dig in my heels and fight this requirement? (I attend a very secular school that almost appears to be anti-Christian, so, there is little sympathy for my position from the administration.) Thank you, Sophia P.S. I feel greatly blessed by the opportunity to read your blog daily, thank you, and may God bless you with great love.
I’ll be pithy.
You fulfill your obligation by going to Mass on the Saturday evening before or the evening before other days of obligation.
Canon 1248 says:
1. The precept of participating in the Mass is satisfied by assistance at a Mass which is celebrated anywhere in a Catholic rite either on the holy day or on the evening of the preceding day.