Do you attend weekday Masses?
Occasionally (less than once per week on average)
More than once a week
Daily (except Saturday)
Daily (including Saturday)
Why or why not?
I try to average 1-2 times per week. I am able to attend at the 11 AM or Noon Mass at nearby parishes, or an evening Mass on the rare occasion. The morning/noon Masses are generally held at the same churches daily, and the evening Masses are scattered throughout the diocese (one will have it on Monday, another on Tuesday, etc etc). I have gone 3 times in one week; Monday with my BFF who was in town, Wednesday on my way out of town for travel (as well as confession, which I always try to do before traveling), and then at the Basilica in the town I was visiting.
I like to attend during the week, personally, as they are more ‘solemn’, and I truly do get as much, or more, out of them. I particularly like the option of confession during the 30-45 minutes before or after Mass. My husband tries to attend at least once a week as well; he often works in a nearby college town where Masses are held at all hours of the day. I personally wouldn’t mind attending a late evening Mass sometime (it’s called the Last Supper, not the Last Breakfast, as I heard a priest on the radio mention recently!).
It has really helped my own spiritual growth, and we are blessed to have these easy opportunities to do so. Whether I would be able to do this if it was only at 6 AM…not as often as I should, that is for sure.