I have lately been thinking that I should return to Sunday Mass.
Allow me to give some background. For many years both my wife and I attended Mass on Saturday evening. I understand the vigil Mass was established for those occasions when it would not be possible to get to Mass on Sunday. Sunday Mass was still encouraged.
Both our careers stretched decades and very often required us to work on Sunday. We both felt very fortunate to be able to worship on Saturday, although we weren’t crazy about working on Sunday, we at least felt able to keep the requirement of weekly Mass.
Present day and here we are both retired and yet we have become so comfortable with the Saturday Vigil we are still attending. Our Church is very small and when I look at the numbers at Mass on Saturday evening it seems that about 1/3 of the Parish is there.
My question is, “Would it be acceptable to continue with the Vigil Mass knowing there was not a very good reason for not going Sunday?”