Tag Archives: Sunday obligation

ASK FATHER: Sunday obligation and Saturday vigil Masses, revisited

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I was not at peace with the Sunday-obligation-Saturday-evening question and answer. HERE Imagine a penitent: Bless me Father, for I have sinned. Three weeks ago I was leaving on a anonruise, which was for fun, but … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: During Year of Mercy can I go to SSPX Masses for my Sunday Obligation?

From a reader… May I attend a Mass by an SSPX priest during the Year of Mercy to fulfill my Sunday obligation? What is the current status of their Mass and is it affected by the Year of Mercy declaration … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sunday obligation and career conflicts

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I read your recent answer to a man whose work schedule keeps him from attending Mass. I’d like to go down that road a little further. I’m a commercial pilot. My schedule (which is written in stone) keeps … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass on TV and Sunday Obligation… again

From a reader… QUAERITUR: if I go to nursing [home] to visit someone and I go for mass and watch it on a tv and fr is in the chapel does that count for filling my sunday obligation We are … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confession at regular parish but Sunday Mass at SSPX?

From a reader: Howdy Fr. Z [Fine, thanks!] I had a question about fulfilling my Sunday Obligation at an SSPX chapel. First let me say, I am 100% with the bishops and the pope. I prefer the Latin Mass. I am about … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can’t attend Sunday Mass. Wherein Fr. Z gives a long, convoluted answer with lots of history and some Latin.

From a reader: I am currently in attendance at a law enforcement academy in order to become certified as a State Trooper. It runs until January of next year, is a live-in facility, and is structured in a very paramilitary … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Greek island without a Catholic church on Sunday

From a reader: we will be on a Greek island without a Catholic church on a Sunday: can we attend the Greek mass and/or receive the Sacrament? You can, and I think should, attend the Greek Divine Liturgy if attending a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do I fulfill my 8 December Holy Day Mass obligation on Saturday and my Sunday obligation by going to Mass on Saturday evening?

Go HERE for an important follow-up post.   I am getting a lot of questions about fulfilling the Mass obligation on the upcoming Saturday afternoon, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. For example, Would it fulfill my obligation for the … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Sunday obligation and TV Masses

From a reader: I was chatting with someone and she told me the priest in the parish where she is a member gave her permission, due to her ill health and thus difficulty in attending Mass on Sunday, to “attend Mass … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Extraordinary Form “vigil” Mass on Saturday afternoon or evening?

From a reader: Is it permissible to have a Extraordinary Form Vigil Mass on a Saturday evening? Yes, I believe it is.  I believe so… again… I believe so. Permission to say Holy Mass in the evening was granted before … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Mass obligation and Traditional Anglican Communion

From a reader: Can a Roman Catholic fulfill her Sunday Obligation at a Traditional Anglican Communion church that is part of one of the Pro-Dioceses awaiting the construction of the Ordinariate for the United States? In the Code of Canon … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I fullfil my Sunday obligation on Saturday evening?

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 … Continue reading

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