Sunday, December 07, 2014

The Immaculate Conception-- Monday is a Holy Day of Obligation


I don't read Fr. Zuhlsdorf's blog very much anymore but I checked in yesterday and was a little depressed to see that the comments on the annual question of "Is there any way to get out of going to Mass two days in a row?" aka "How do we handle the Feast of the Immaculate Conception."?  I'll tell you how you handle it. You go to Mass on Sunday and then yeah, you go to Mass on Monday to honor Our Lady. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a holy day of obligation in the US so it's serious business if you miss Mass for a non-serious reason. If you are a parent, and your child has some activity planned on Monday night it's even more vital that you cancel that and go to Mass. If you don't practice the Faith now, while your children are at home don't make a fuss or sulk when they give up it up the minute they leave the house for good. 

3 comments:

newguy40 said...

Oh yeah! Tell it!

And, oh yeah, you can go again on Friday for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe! not a day of obligation but another day to honor Our Lady!

Lynne said...

And Saturday was the first Saturday of the month, so, yeah...Saturday, Sunday, Monday. 3 beautiful days.

Jackie said...

although i completely agree with you, sometimes Mass is incredible difficult to get to. on Monday, I had to get to work early, work until 6pm and then i am taking a night class on Monday nights, which was the final exam. i was really lucky that i had a parish near me that had a noon mass so i skipped lunch to make it over there, but if i didnt have that option, i am not sure what i would have done. Just a thought that sometimes these questions aren't a question of missing soccer practice. praise God for noon masses :-)