Tag Archives: Mass Obligation

ASK FATHER: Fulfilling the Mass Requirement for December 8 2014

In these USA Monday, 8 December, is a Holy Day of Obligation because Our Lady under the title of Immaculate Conception is the Patroness of our nation.
So, several readers have asked about fulfilling the Mass obligation.  Here’s is one:
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QUAERITUR: Are Catholics obliged to go to Mass on only Christmas and Easter?

From a reader:
Father please clear up for me our obligations for mass attendance.
Many times we hear that we are obligated to attend mass only twice a year, Christmas and Easter. Yet we also hear that we must attend every week. … Continue reading

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Fulfilling Mass Obligation at SSPX chapels: Has there been a reversal?

I am just getting up to speed on this, since I am on the road.
Someone submitted a question to the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” about whether or not we fulfilled our obligation on days of precept (i.e., Sundays, Holy Days … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Ascension Thursday Mass obligation where Ascension Thursday is really on Thursday

From a reader:
A local priest regularly celebrates Mass in the Extraordinary Form on Wednesday evenings. We are also in a diocese that observes the Ascension on Thursday.
How do vigil Masses work with the EF in this case?
The “Vigil of the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Ascension Thursday/Sunday obligation when travelling. Complicated!

From a reader:
Does one’s obligation to assist at Mass on a Solemnity follow the prescriptions of the diocese where you’re currently located, or do you follow the prescriptions of your home diocese? I will be in Philadelphia on business on … 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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QUAERITUR: Mass obligation and SSPX chapels

From a reader:
Does a Mass heard in a SSPX chapel fulfill the Sunday Mass obligation?
Perhaps you have answered this question before. If so, I missed it.
The 1983 Code of Canon Law, can. 1248 says:
1. "The precept of participating in … Continue reading

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