In a couple of years time I might be going on a trip with a company called Camps International to Borneo for four weeks. I’m not actually a Catholic, but I’m thinking of becoming one and there’s a chance that I’ll be one by the time the trip happens, and as we’ll be in mostly rural parts of a Muslim country (Malaysia), it might be difficult to access a Catholic church for those four weeks. The trip itself is not Church-based but we’ll be doing a lot of volunteer work with local communities, building stuff, teaching children and doing wildlife conservation work, as well as fun stuff like scuba diving. and I could probably download some recordings of mass services onto my phone to listen to on the Sundays while I was there.
Again, this is a semi-hypothetical question as I’m not a Catholic and don’t know whether I’ll be one by the time of the trip, although I am considering becoming one. But would it be a sin for me to go on the trip knowing that it’ll probably mean missing mass for four weeks, if I was a Catholic?