[quote="kieron123, post:1, topic:286519"]
I know missing the sunday obligation is bad but, in my particular case certain members of the household insist that I remain at home (for various reasons) on many sundays.
Considering that it is not fully under my will to miss the mass, but that I'm forced to miss it because of family issues and decisions (that I dont have a say in).... Then is this still considered a sin? And does it require confession?
Please advise, Im confused. Thanks.
It sounds as if you are slightly afraid of your family's reaction to your obligation to attend Mass unless a serious condition exists (illness, travel, having to care for infants). Do not be afraid! You need to present your faith as confidently as you can. If your family see that you cave to their desires, then what are you showing them about the faith? Tell them that whatever the situation, you are GOING TO attend Mass on the weekends unless there is an impending death in the family! :)
But seriously...Just make your plans to go, and go. What they do after that is not important. You can deal with just about anything, but why would you let them determine whether you fail in your obligation to put God first on Sunday?
Hang in there!