To cut it short…
Freshman in college, legally an adult by age.
Financially still supported by family, and will live with family during the summers
Will join RCIA next year, so by belief I am Catholic although I am yet to be received into the church.
Now my question.
During the summer, my parents want me to go to a protestant church. Someone told me that once I am received into the church, I have a Sunday obligation.
However from the Catechism I’ve read, it says that
2217 As long as a child lives at home with his parents, the child should obey his parents in all that they ask of him when it is for his good or that of the family. "Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord."Children should also obey the reasonable directions of their teachers and all to whom their parents have entrusted them. But if a child is convinced in conscience that it would be morally wrong to obey a particular order, he must not do so.
As they grow up, children should continue to respect their parents. They should anticipate their wishes, willingly seek their advice, and accept their just admonitions. Obedience toward parents ceases with the emancipation of the children; not so respect, which is always owed to them. This respect has its roots in the fear of God, one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
However, I am wondering based on this whether I should go to Mass or obey my parents during the summer? I am legally an adult, but they support me financially so I am still obligated to obey them? I’ve heard several different answers in the forums.
a) God comes first, and since I am legally an adult, I should disagree and go to Mass
b) As I am financially supported I must still obey them, and just wait until I am not dependent on them.
So which should course should I choose?