Tag Archives: Sunday Mass Obligation

ASK FATHER: Watching Mass on a monitor in a crying-room fulfills obligation?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Our Parish is “inviting” parents with children to fulfill their Sunday obligation by not coming in to the main Church, but going to the adoration chapel next door where a TV is set up with a live feed of the Mass … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can I fulfill my Sunday Mass obligation by watching Mass on the internet?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
If one cannot get to a live Mass (illness of spouse, having to ride bike long distance to get to church, etc.), does attending a Mass on the internet fulfill the Sunday Mass obligation?
No.
We have looked at this … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Walking out of church because of the sermon.

From a reader:
Today, the priest gave an overtly political homily that I have no doubt you would have found highly inappropriate. Think Fr. Michael Pfelger of Chicago. I sat through it in stunned disbelief but some got up and left. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Sundays, open restaurants, and you.

From a reader:
I have had a discussion with a good traditional Catholic that has told me going out to eat after Mass on Sundays, or for that matter any Holy Day of Obligation, is a sin against the 3rd commandment. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I fulfill my Sunday Mass obligation by going to Mass on Monday evening?

From a reader:
Does attending mass on a Monday evening fulfill my Sunday mass obligation? I was out of town and not able to attend mass on Sunday. I have a friend who regularly attend this mass when she does not … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: How did you fulfill your Christmas/Sunday Mass obligation? (With a short rant about Hell.)

Catholics are obliged to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and also certain other “days of precept”, also called Holy Days of Obligation. We fulfill our obligation by attending Mass (or Divine Liturgy of course) on the day itself or … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: SSPX and fulfilling Sunday Mass obligation

From a reader:
I have heard from a solid priest-friend that attending an SSPX Mass is perfectly permissible for a Catholic in good standing, and such a one can even there receive communion. Today I was to go to an EF Mass at … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Sunday obligation when at sea

From a reader:
My Grandparents are convinced that they are excused from their Sunday mass obligation because they will be out to sea on a Sunday without access to a Catholic priest. I’m worried that because they chose to go on … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: When there is no Mass for Sunday

From a reader:
I was just reading my parish’s bulletin and noticed that next week
there is no Mass on Saturday or Sunday because the priest is away.
Instead the deacon is leading a Liturgy of the Word with a Communion Service in place … Continue reading

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A parish priest on Sunday Mass obligation and attendance

Fr. Bill Baer, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, former rector of St. John Vianney Minor Seminary (which he turned around in a Herculean labor) and now parish priest of Transfiguration in Oakdale, MN, has intelligent … Continue reading

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