I had surgery Thursday morning, and am still in great pain if I move around much. I’m quite distressed over this. Going to Mass today will be almost impossible unless I have someone drive me there, and I’m afraid I will be home bound during the next week as well.
I know it’s not a mortal sin not to go to Mass under these circumstances, but should I call the parish and at least let my pastor know why I’m not at Mass ? Is a dispensation needed ?