I’ve always taken our weekly Mass obligation seriously and we make it a priority to go every week, regardless of where we are or what we’re doing. As for illness, the general thought in our house is if you’re well enough to go to work or school or out to play, you’re probably well enough to go to church.
What is the sickness threshold for staying home in your family? I ask because today at Church my toddler sneezed a couple of times and the woman in front of us visibly flinched whenever he did. He has a mild cold (along with several other family members), but it didn’t occur to me that we might miss Mass for that reason. We generally just do a verbal sign of peace and forgo the Cup when we have a cold. But I wondered if others might have a different perspective - should you stay home unless you’re completely healthy? What would you do?