Sunday Obligation


#1

If you are not able to go to Mass for whatever valid reason, is there obligation to do something else to make up for it in some way?


#2

No, the following is “strongly recommended” but does not rise to the level of obligation.

Canon 1248 §2. If participation in the Eucharistic celebration becomes impossible because of the absence of a sacred minister or for another grave cause, it is strongly recommended that the faithful take part in a liturgy of the word if such a liturgy is celebrated in a parish church or other sacred place according to the prescripts of the diocesan bishop or that they devote themselves to prayer for a suitable time alone, as a family, or, as the occasion permits, in groups of families.


#3

I like to watch a recording of a Mass on my computer if I have a valid reason for missing (such as being extremely sick), but that is not a requirement.


closed #4

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