Hi Everyone, Happy Sunday.
I am 17 years old, and recently I’ve been getting really involved in my faith, and I have started going to Church for about a month now every week, and I plan on continuing. I really love and enjoy listening to the sermon and I am moved by everything from the readings to the songs.
On top of being an avid Catholic, I am an avid football (soccer) fan. I go to the 9:30 am Mass, and this morning the football game was on at 9:00 am until 11:00 am. I know there is no excuse for missing Mass, and that is part of the reason I feel bad. It wasn’t like I was sick, or had to attend to a family matter, I just sat on my couch watching the football game.
I attend Mass with my grandmother, and she said we could not go later because she had a few errands to do and what not, so I tried to ask my parents if we could go, but they were busy.
And on top of that, I committed a venial sin; masturbation.
So now I feel really bad because this week, Thursday I believe, I got my school report card and I got very good grades (88% average) and I really wanted to thank God, and instead of doing that, I screwed it up by missing Mass and committing a venial sin.
I have felt preoccupied and sad this whole day because I missed Mass and did that other sin, and I really want to make it right. My school offers lunch-time Masses which are 15-20 minutes. I know it wouldn’t replace a full Mass, but would it help ease my tension with Christ ?
Thank you for helping me, and God bless you all.