Hello, I am converting to Catholicism this Easter because I believe God is calling me to the Church. He has worked on my for some time now, and I finally have knowledge that he has chosen for me, the right Church. The Catholic Church
Anyways, my WHOLE family is Protestant. I will probably be the first Catholic in my family ever. My nearest Catholic Church is 20 [35 minutes] miles away from my house. Sometimes, my mother does not desire to attend Mass with me, and I have no car or way to get down there to mass, since my whole family is protestant and have no desire of attending a Mass.
My parents were raised in the Baptist Church, and became less active, therefore, never attending a Baptist service unless it was a special occasion. This was my same attitude. Alas, I was raised up again and was dragged to the front steps of the Catholic Church. But like I said, my parents do not have a will or desire to attend Church.
Because of me, and me alone, my Mom may attend a Sunday, or weekday, mass with me on occasion. But once I get confirmed, I am a little worried, since it is a Mortal sin to miss mass, how will I make it to mass EVERY single Sunday when my mother has no intention of driving because of Gas or any other issue.
I pray a lot over this issue, and trust the Lord will have a splendid future intended for me in this issue, but I just need some help.
**If I cannot make it to Mass because of my mother not able to take me, where does the sin lie? Does it lie on me since I am the Catholic? Or does it lie on my Mother, but she is not Catholic, nor obliged? I wish to go to mass, but my mother doesn’t, and I am reliant upon her. **
Any suggestions or answers? Thank you!