A nun friend of mine celebrated a 25 anniversary of her permanent vows.
She invited me, this past Sunday, to a Mass held at a convent, inside a basketball court, where they placed an altar, a crucifix, candles, chairs, etc.
At Mass, the Sunday Readings were not read, but other Readings she chose.
That made me rather uncomfortable :hmmm:because I understand that Sunday Readings should never be changed, except if a Solemnity such as Christmas is on Sunday.
After the homily there was no Creed.
That did it. I thought: this is not Sunday Mass and if I stay here I will not fulfill the Church precept of attending Sunday Mass.
So since I was seating at the back, I went out unnoticed and left during the Offertory.
I went to Mass at a nearby parish, where I arrived well before the Sunday Mass began, and could even stay for a delicious quiet time of prayer before the Tabernacle after Mass.
I was very glad I took the decision to go there.
I told my sister what had happened, and she said I should have stayed at my friend’s Mass. She says Mass is Mass, and it doesn’t make a difference if Sunday Readings were read or not, or if the priest skipped the Creed. :rolleyes:
But I remember I once heard a priest say that if, for example, one goes to a wedding Mass on a Saturday evening, that does not fulfill the obligation to attend Sunday Mass the next day.
So, I decided to ask you guys your opinion.
What do you think, was I too scrupulous or did I do the right thing?