We attended a vigil mass last evening. Are we obligated to attend mass again this evening in honor of the Immaculate Conception?
The Code of Canon Law says:
1. The precept of participating in the Mass is satisfied by assistance at a Mass which is celebrated anywhere in a Catholic rite either on the holy day or on the evening of the preceding day.
Thank you for the quote, however I beg your patience. I don’t understand it. Would you please spell it out for me in plain, simple English? Thank you.
It basically says that you can fulfill your obligation to go to Mass for a Sunday or Holy Day of Obligation either on the day itself or on the previous evening.
For example, I don’t have to go to Mass on Christmas to fulfill my obligation. Rather, I can go to Mass on the evening/night of December 24 if I want too.
Any Mass on the evening before a Holy Day of Obligation fulfills the obligation.
Thank you. This is a clear, “black and white” response.