[quote="LionHeart777, post:17, topic:34730"]
I am in a similar dilemma.. I am an adult college student and I have work that is due tomorrow. I did not do any of my hw on Friday that was for Monday (I did some "make up" hw), and Saturday I had planned ondoing it all but did not finish. I fell asleep (even though I knew I was falling asleep and shouldn't have read laying down.) Here it is Sunday and I have a few hours of work to do. I have OCD (I'm pretty sure) and this is a tough call for my conscience. Part of me wants to wait until midnight tonight and pull an all nighter if necessary, even though this kind of gives me a "mental burden" today. Another part of me feels that I tried (although not hard enough), so now I "need" to do it. I will pray about it but I also pray that God speaks through my brothers and sisters on this forum..Amen. Thank you!
I have a really helpful examination of conscience booklet that breaks down each commandment and lists mortal sins, and then does it again for venial sins.
Under the third commandment, for mortal sins, it says:
-Missing Mass on Sunday or on a Holy Day of Obligation without a serious reason
-Doing unnecessary work on Sunday for a long period of time, i.e. more than several hours.
-Intentional failure to fast or abstain on appointed days.
-Requiting employees to work on Sunday in non-essential occupations.
It sounds like you have a few hours of necessary work to do. It's also studying and reading, which is not labor. Looks like you're in the clear :).