Saturday Mass & Sunday Protestant Church


#1

If I become Catholic is it permissible to generally go to Saturday night Mass so that I can be with my wife and four children at my current Protestant Church on Sunday morning? I don’t desire to go for myself but for the sake of my family. I would not take communion at my wife’s church. My interest in Catholicism is straining my marriage and my hope is that this arrangement might help ease the tension if I did convert.


#2

A Catholic is always free to fulfill the Sunday and Holy Day obligations on the evening of the previous day.


#3

Of course you can attend both services.

Work out ahead of time how you are going to handle the Holy Days of Obligation, especially Christmas. For many one-convert family these sneak up and suddenly there is a problem because Christmas falls on a Monday or on a Saturday and the non-Catholic cannot grasp why you have to go to Mass TWICE!

IN general, the strain might be helped a bit by watching together


#4

Yes, that is absolutely OK.


#5

Absolutely you can. A lot of converts do this when their families are not going to convert with them.


#6

How about the whole family going to Mass together on Sunday and then the next you go to your wife´s church as a family? On the Saturday evening you go to Mass (with or without family members) when you are going to your wife´s church on Sunday.

Mention a couple of priests names in the parish and introduce your wife to them. You never know when she wants to talk to a priest regarding faith.


#7

That would be good but she is not at that point yet. Hopefully in time.


#8

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