Can I sail around the world?

Hello, My husband and I are considering sailing around the world. My question is this… We would be choosing to be in a situation that we would not be able to attend Mass every Sunday as at times we would be in the middle of the ocean. In choosing to do this would it be a sin? What are your thoughts on this?

No, it is not a sin. Catholics have been explorers of the earth and space without access to Mass. Catholics have been settlers in lands without priests.

You are not deliberately choosing to avoid Mass, you are simply choosing to do something where merely one of the many consequences of that choice is that you won’t be able to attend Mass.

You can still keep holy the Sabbath in other ways…

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