I genuinely want to understand this since Holy Days of Obligation are one of the precepts of the Church.
Why is a holy day that falls on any day of the week other than Sunday transferred to Sunday? I suppose I get it when it falls on Monday or Friday and they move it. But it really seems odd to move one that falls on the Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter.
What is the real logic behind moving the holy day obligation?
Is it really that difficult for people to make it to Mass on a Thursday? Special Mass times are held for Ash Wednesday and Holy Week certainly isn’t moved.
I guess I’m confused, but don’t want to get caught up in focusing more on following the rules than following the spirit of the rule.
Please help me understand!