[quote="Niji, post:1, topic:299547"]
Is being late to church a sin? If so is it as severe as not going at all (mortal):confused:?
I was about 10 minutes late to church because I was waiting on my dad and mom to get ready. I can drive so I could have left earlier and had them meet me there but I decided not to. Was that the wrong choice? and did I mortally sin?
I believe that, as long as you don't miss the gospel, you will have fulfilled your mass requirement. However, what's more important is not missing out on the opportunity to connect with God, because mass is a place where you go so that you can hear God's voice speaking to your heart.
Even if you were running late, you can use that instance as an opportunity to start communing or talking with God, about wanting to be on time for mass, but not quite making it happen. God wants nothing more than fellowship or gettting to know you and you getting to know Him--that is why He created us.
If you feel that your parents are holding you up continually by making you late, then you might have to decide whether to go with or without them. While your parents are your parents, their lateness blocks you from fully participating in mass and may be distracting you from fully worshipping God. Only time will tell if you need to make that decision, but know that God is pleased with your concern over the importance of being on time for Him.