Last week I ended up in a long discussion with my mom that i got late and ended up at mass right after the people had given their offerings to the priest and he was heading back to the alter. I turned to leave but at the gate, something told me to stay and receive and to ask after mass about it then to attend a later mass if that attendance turned out to be not sufficient. I didnt get back in the building to avoid a spectacle but stayed outside at the window as their was a big crowd that was attending mass from outside. After mass i spoke to the seminarian who was assisting at mass and he told me that it was more of a venial sin so i didnt attend the evening mass as i was visiting a relative.
This last sunday im at the village at some family function for several days. Got up to go to mass and have found someone to take me. But my village relatives all tell me that the roads are too muddy and slipery and hilly for me as it has been raining. plus the church is some distance. its in the undeveloped country side without tarmarked roads. so i get scared to go and i dont go.
questions. first scenario- mortal sin for not attending the evening mass last week? second - was that a sufficient reason for not attending this past sunday?