Hi Brothers and Sisters,
My Christmas vacation led me to do something I'd not done before - attend daily mass at our church. It was an incredible experience, so much so that I want to try and adjust my work schedule so I can at least go on Monday and Friday mornings (start and finish the work week right :thumbsup:).
The problem is my local church's earliest Mass is pretty late for me, considering that I'm used to being at work at 5 or 5:30 am. This allows me to avoid horrendous traffic congestion, work extra hours if need be, spend more time with my family in the evenings and help my wife ferry the kids to sports, etc. I love our church, the priests are awesome and I'm just now starting to notice some of the "regulars" who go every day. So normally I wouldn't even think about going to another church for Mass. I did notice that some other churches close to my work have earlier Masses during the week. So is it common for people to attend other churches for weekday Masses? I support my local church regularly so I feel like I'd almost be freeloading at another church as I don't believe there is a collection at these Masses (at least there isn't at our church).
Am I making a lot out of nothing? How many of you attend daily Mass at a different church? What's the experience like? Are you comfortable there?
Perhaps I'm being selfish in regards to my time and avoiding traffic, etc. I may just adjust and stay at my church during the week. I am going to pray about this and perhaps the answer will come to me that way!
Thank you for your comments and advice!
God Bless All,