Why does my church only have Mass six days a week?

Why does my church only celebrate Mass six days a week and not on Mondays? I thought the Catholic Church was supposed to have Mass every day?

The universal Catholic Church does have Mass every day (with the exception of Good Friday and during the daytime on Holy Saturday). Your local parish only offers Mass six days a week probably because your priest has Mondays off. I don’t necessarily agree with that, considering that the Church urges priests to celebrate Mass every day and your priest may as well celebrate his daily Mass with the community and then take the rest of the day off, but he is within his rights to do as he is doing. Perhaps you might ask him if the parish can have a Communion service on Mondays, led by a deacon (if the parish has one) or a designated, trained layperson.

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