Hey everyone. First, happy Easter! My husband and I went to the Easter Vigil last night at our parish and we were both baptized and received Holy Communion for the first time; so we are now officially Catholic. I know that we are obligated to make it to mass every Sunday but I remember someone from the church saying that if you went to the Easter Vigil on Saturday night , that you didn’t have to attend the following Mass on Sunday. Basically, the night of Easter Vigil counts as your one day a week that you’re obligated to attend mass, if I understand correctly. Knowing this, I still wanted to get up this morning and attend Sunday mass. We didn’t get home until close to midnight last night and then my husband and I laid in bed talking for hours before I finally fell asleep. I was still kind of excited I guess about the events that had just taken place at the Easter Vigil and was having a hard time getting my mind to slow down so that I could get some sleep. We talked mostly about spiritual stuff/catholic teachings, things like that. Finally I dozed off around 5am or so, knowing that I was only going to get a couple hours of sleep. But, I still had every intention of getting myself up and going to Sunday mass.
Well, my alarm went off a couple hours later. I turned it off and fell back asleep. Realizing how tired I was, I thought maybe it would be better to attend the second mass of the morning instead of the earliest mass (The early mass on Sunday is at 9 AM, the late one is at 11:30 AM). By the time I woke up for the second time, it was already 10:40 am, which is too late to go the second mass. It takes us 40-45 min just to drive to church and I wasn’t even dressed or anything yet.
As I said, I know I wasn’t obligated to go today since I went to the Easter Vigil last night but it’s just the fact that I had intended to go but didn’t, that kind of bothers me. Could this be considered slothfullness or laziness on my part because I chose to continue sleeping instead of getting up for church as I intended? Is it something I’d need to confess before taking communion again? Sorry if this seems like a silly question. I’m just new to all of this and I don’t want to receive communion if I’m not worthy. Thanks in advance.