I’m confused. Can someone please help me.
What is the “Mass Obligation” for the very elderly? My mother is nearly 88 and suffers from a wide range of health problems and disabilities (including Alzheimer’s Disease). Up till now… I’ve done everything in my power to get her to Sunday Mass. However, it is getting more and more difficult to accomplish.
This morning… when I went to wake her, for Mass… she said… “I want to sleep”. So… I left her to sleep (someone else being in the house, with her) and went to Mass alone. Was this ok?
Does advanced age… and chronic disability fall under “illness” in regards to regular attendance at Sunday Mass? Or is this “valid reason” for her to be excused?
Thank you for your answers and God bless.