I have read that if an employer is requiring you to work a schedule where it is not possible for you to fulfill your Sunday obligation, you may receive a dispensation from attending Mass. Is this true?
Here is my situation:
I am a student athlete, playing football for my university. I am on scholarship, so the football team is paying for my tuition. Beginning in August, I am required to report to “Fall Camp”, which consists of 2 and 1/2 to 3 weeks of 15-16 hour days with no days off. Again they are paying my tuition and require me to attend Fall Camp.
During this time I will not be able to attend Sunday or Saturday night Masses, as well as a Holy Day of Obligation, without neglecting my requirements to the people paying my tuition.
Is it possible to receive a dispensation for these days? I am stressed because I feel like I am stuck choosing between Mass and my scholarship/ education.