Can you advise me about missing Sunday Mass while traveling?


#1

Happy Easter to all of you.

Our Parish prayer group has decided to go for an outing on a weekend(Saturday morning- Sunday evening) to a village which is around 4hrs drive from where we stay. It was with the intention of having fellowship and increasing the bond between us. However one serious matter which disturbs us is that there are/may not be any catholic church/chapels in that vicinity as very few catholics may be staying there. The rooms have also been booked and advance payments have been made. So looking at the situation we may not be able to attend mass on Sunday. I've tried checking on the internet if I could get any info of any catholic church/chapel but to no avail. Our willingness to attend mass is there, but as everything is set up including the bus/room bookings we are unable to cancel the trip. If we are able to find a chapel at least we would definitely go for mass, but in case there isn't any then we would be missing the Sunday mass

In such situations what does the church teach about the Sunday mass observance.

Thanks in advance


#2

The following link should assist you in better understanding the Catholic Church's teaching regarding attending Mass while on vacation. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.Recommended Reading:
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