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QUAERITUR: What to do about people being late for Mass?

From a reader:
QUAERUNTUR:
I recently moved and in my new parish I notice that on a consistent basis approximately 5- 10% of the congregation shows up late to mass. The majority of those that are late generally arrive within the time … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: People who arrive at Mass really late and then go to Communion

From a reader:
During the Agnus Dei at Mass this morning, two unfamiliar teenage
girls and a man, who I suspect to be their father, entered our rather
small church and made their way to a pew.
I was saddened to see as I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: After what point of lateness can I no longer receive Communion, fulfill obligation?

From a reader:
I remember my father telling me when I was young that if one arrived after the Gospel at Sunday Mass, one could not receive Communion and the Sunday obligation was not fulfilled. My question has to do with … Continue reading

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