Tag Archives: Sunday

ASK FATHER: How much “work” on Sunday?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I know we are to abstain from unnecessary servile (manual) labor on Sundays. How strict should we be with discerning whether the labor is “necessary” or not? For example, can mere convenience justify a small amount of light … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should we open our business on Sunday?

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My family and I are considering buying a business. One point of debate within the family is the idea of opening on Sunday. The business is a candy store, but more than that will also provide a place for people to sit, … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point from the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass? Tell us what it was!
Good points… good… right?

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Excellent piece by Fr. Blake on hope and what Holy Mass is all about.

My English blogging priest friends have had a good innings today.  (I hope I used that phrase correctly).
I posted about a great entry on Fr. Finigan’s blog (HERE).  Now I am compelled to post as well about Fr. Ray Blake’s … 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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Sunday Sermon Notes

Did you hear a good point in the sermon for Sunday Mass?
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QUAERITUR: Are Sundays part of Lent?

From a reader:
Someone told me that it is wrong to do penance on Sundays during Lent. Are Sundays part of Lent? The “forty days” seem to be the week days only. Also, we hear that every Sunday … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Sunday rest from servile work for the children

From a reader:
My question is, I think, pretty straightforward. One of the precepts of the Church is that we attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days, and rest from servile labor. From what I’ve read, family obligations are exempted from … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is it sinful to go to Saturday evening Mass if you can go on Sunday?

From a reader:
Is it wrong or even sinful to attend a Saturday evening vigil Mass IF you could otherwise attend a Sunday Mass?
I ask this because at my parish there is one particular priest who has solid homilies and celebrates … Continue reading

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