Work on Holyday

December 8th is a holyday of obligation here in Ireland.

I can get to Mass no problem, but am badly needed at work, in a car park. I am a car park attendant and it is one of the busiest days.

Is it sinful to work on this day?

I will get to Mass, but still must work afterwards.

Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation here in America too. Anyway, I think if you have to work, it is permissible. That is what I have heard. If it is necessary, i.e., you need the job, need the money, it is permissible to work.

Thanks. As it happens, my dad is the boss, he needs me on that day, and it would cause a big row if I refused to work on this day. I already get all my Sundays off.

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