At what age is it acceptible to not attend Mass?

My mom is 88 and not able to get around easily…uses a cane. She feels guilty that she can not easily attend Mass. She does watch it on TV. Can I give her info that helps her not feel guilty?


It’s not so much a matter of age alone. My mother is 96 and goes most Sundays. But sometimes her health doesn’t permit it. Age-related health issues is the major factor–also the availability of transportation. Your mother need not feel guilty for missing Mass because of not feeling up to it.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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