I’m hoping to get some clarity here and I hope someone can help me. Here is the situation. I befriended someone over the summer who is a Catholic like myself. As the friendship grew, this individual told me that they don’t attend Sunday Mass because work (graveyard shift) leaves them too tired. He then went on to say that he skipped sleeping to watch football all afternoon. I pointed out what he had just said and asked if he couldn’t get to Mass right after his shift ended in the morning. If one can make the effort to watch football, surely one can make the effort to attend Mass. I urged him to find a way to go because it is a mortal sin to miss Sunday Mass. He said I was judging him and that I had committed the sin of pride.
I really took what he said to heart and have been trying to get an answer as to what my obligation was in this situation. Was I out of line for pointing out that missing Mass is a grave sin? Does working graveyard shift excuse a person from their Sunday obligation?