Hey guys, recently I have tried to persuade my parents to bringing the family to Holy Days of Obligation. Only problem is that most of the time they say that are too tired from work or that they have work the next day. My siblings also are not the most excited when it comes to going to church for any reason. These two reasons just make it near impossible to persuade everyone in my family to go to church. Therefore, I miss days of Holy Obligation even though I really want to go with all my heart. I am 17 years old and I just feel terrible for not going to the Holy Days of Obligation. Is this a mortal sin because I currently have no other means of transportation? I really can’t wait until I get a car and start driving my self to church. But until then Im just being held back. If I do end up going without my family then I would feel even worse because I feel as if they are committing a mortal sin and aren’t willing to change. I tried talking to everyone but all I get is a “ok” or “maybe”, never a concrete answer.
Im sorry for the vent but it’s coming out of true concern for my family.