I am definitely an introverted person and one the things I like about being Catholic is that I am rarely in a church with only a few people in it. I have found recently, though, that I sometimes avoid going to the daily evening Mass I enjoy because I know a friend of mine will be there. She knows I like solitude enough not to come sit by me, but I feel unfriendly if I don’t chat with her afterwards or offer her a ride home. I like her very much, but after a long day on the phones (my job does not suit my personality), I sometimes feel even that’s more socializing than I can handle. Am I sinning if I come and go quietly without engaging her? Am I sinning if I skip Mass just to not have to chat?
I don’t ever skip Sunday Mass; this only concerns daily Mass.