Your mind and heart are in the right place
Using scripture and Tradition, here’s something to add to your knowledge of the mass. Maybe something to share in RCIA as well if you can make it to instruction
Why [FONT="]is every Sunday a holy day of obligation for Catholics and thus we are obligated to go to mass? Where is that obligation in scripture and Tradition, and why are we to celebrate the Eucharist every Sunday?
*]Hebrews 10 below
*]The Didache (c. 100) ch 14.1 “on the day of resurrection”,
*]St Ignatius, (~107 a.d.) Epistle to the Magnesians ch 9 Lord’s day is resurrection day.,
*]St Justin Martyr,( ~ 130 a.d.) First Apology, Sunday is the Day we hold our common assembly it is the 1st day of week, the Day our Lord resurrected
what are we to do on Sunday at mass, and why are we obligated to attend mass on Sunday and not deliberately miss mass on Sunday?
Hebrews 10: (all emphasis m[FONT="]ine)
23 Let us hold fast [/FONT]the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful; 24 and let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. 26 For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27* but a** fearful prospect of**** judgment**, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries. 28* A man who has violated the law of Moses dies without mercy at the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29* How much worse punishment do you think will be deserved by the man who has spurned the Son of God, and profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and outraged the Spirit of grace?
On Sunday (The Day) then, [FONT="]we celebrate [/FONT]the sacrifice for sin and blood of the covenant.
That describes the Eucharist. The summit of our faith. Matthew 26:26-28.Jesus said those words instituting the Eucharist.
*]Jesus further describes the importance of the Eucharist for the soul. John 6:53 And John 6:54.
[FONT="]And the consequences mentioned [/FONT][FONT="][FONT="][FONT="]in Heb 10,[/FONT] if we [/FONT]deliberately miss mass on Sunday as is the habit of some ?[/FONT]
*] no sacrifice for sins for THEM who deliberately fail to meet on Sunday.
*]They profane the blood of the covenant for failing to meet, They spurn the son of God and outrages the spirit of grace for not meeting , so as a result, there is punishment and a fearful prospect of judgement and a fury of fire awaits that person because they are then considered an adversary of God for deliberately not meeting for the Eucharist (not my words it’s from scripture)
That describes one has committed a mortal sin by deliberately missing mass…
Prayers ascending for your intentions and a successful RCIA.