Is working on Saturday and Sunday a sin for me?


I work as an English teacher at a private language school in China. It’s part of the nature of the job that almost all the work is on Saturdays and Sundays.

When I signed my 1 year contract, I was an atheist. Now I am a Catholic. Am I sinning by keeping to the terms of my contract (which actually state very clearly that working on Saturdays and Sundays is part of the job)?

(I attend my Sunday mass on Saturday or Sunday evenings…as much as I love Sunday morning mass when I can go, it is simply impossible unless there is a holiday that weekend.)



You are not sinning by working for your livelyhood on Sunday. Under the circumstances it is necessary. Priests work on Sunday too, you know!

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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