[quote="beegirl, post:1, topic:258014"]
A couple of weeks ago I got a new job. Its mostly a weekend job, part-time, college kid job. Anyway, for foreseeable future I will be working every Saturday and Sunday 8am to 6:00. My commute is 1hr by train. I have been attending my local parish, I usually go to Saturday vigil Mass at 5:30 or Sunday 10:00. I realize it will be impossible for me to keep going to my regular church. I have been unable to find a church with Mass times before or after I work, that are close enough to get to in time. I'm not sure what to do. I go to a few weekday Masses but obviously its not the same, and I don't want to miss almost every weekend. What should I do?
You should talk to your priest. You need your job, especially in today's economy. Because you agreed to the schedule offered, I can't see you trying to get your boss to let you come in that late to attend Mass. After all, those were the hours you agreed to work. But over time, you might be able to switch hours with someone else. And of course, when you graduate you will probably have different jobs.
I used to work every other weekend, 6am to 6pm, both saturday and sunday. There was no business about coming in late, leaving early, or leaving for that long during a chunk of the day. I either worked the schedule or I couldn't work there. Now I have a new job (not related to scheduling), just starting tomorrow, and I don't work a weekend the whole month. Sometimes you have to do your time just like everyone else. Weekends off are popular and usually go to the employees with seniority or on rotation. That's how it is in the real world. Talk to your priest, tell him your situation and he will be able to advise you :)