Is it ok for a social worker to work in a jail/prison on a holy day of obligation/sunday?
What makes you think it’s not?
There were strict rules in the Old Testament on Sabbath because it was all meant to be all
about God. The Mosaic LawS on Sabbath are not exactly AS relevant anymore, maybe I’m
wrong, but “Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy,” do your job, but keep God in mind.
Just make Sabbath about God, do something to keep God
in mind, thank him, praise him, try to avoid sin particularly
on that day, something, and make it about God.
That’s about as much as I,
a not well learned Catholic,
have to say, maybe not the
The catechism says “The charity of truth seeks holy leisure; the necessity of charity accepts just work.” Does that mean charitable work is okay?
There is no prohibition against working on Sundays. When people quote the CCC they only give part quotes. You are not to work if it hinders the worship owed to God. The CCC does not say its not possible to work and give due worship to God.
CCC 2185 On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are to refrain from engaging in work or activities that hinder the worship owed to God, the joy proper to the Lord’s Day, the performance of the works of mercy, and the appropriate relaxation of mind and body. Family needs or important social service can legitimately excuse from the obligation of Sunday rest. The faithful should see to it that legitimate excuses do not lead to habits prejudicial to religion, family life, and health.
The charity of truth seeks holy leisure- the necessity of charity accepts just work.