Latest

25 Oct 2016 News No comments

Apostolic nuncio celebrates Mass for migrants at Mexico border

Archbishop Christophe Pierre celebrated Mass along the Arizona-Mexico border The representative of Pope Francis in the US led a cross-border Mass on Sunday in …

Read more

09 Oct 2014 Q&A Comments (8)

Can one get absolution online and can mortal sins be forgiven without confession?

Full question: Can mortal sins be forgiven without confession and can one go to confession online Answer: The Sacrament of Penance isn't just a simple cry to…

Read more

02 Oct 2016 News No comments

Wedding celebration gone wrong - 22 injured in highway accident

A wedding in Delaware came to a painful conclusion when twenty-two guests were thrown from a wagon onto a freeway. One couple's blissful wedding day was cut …

Read more

20 Sep 2016 Articles Comments (6)

Is THIS the actual tomb of Christ's FAMILY?

A geologist claims to have new proof that a controversial discovery in Jerusalem is linked to Jesus Christ. The controversy surrounds Talpiot Tomb, which was di…

Read more

13 Aug 2016 Q&A No comments

Why would my parents complain about our plans to have a medieval-themed nuptial Mass?

Full Question My fiancé and I would like to have a medieval-themed wedding and nuptial Mass, but our parents are disappointed with our plans and complain t…

Read more

14 Sep 2016 Europe Middle East News USA Vatican Comments (1)

Father kills 7-year-old daughter after Catholic mother renounced Islam

An enraged man tracked down his 7-year-old daughter, Mary Shipstone, and shot her before turning the gun on himself. Mary's parents, Lyndsey Shipstone and Ya…

Read more

11 Nov 2015 Middle East - Africa News Vatican No comments

Will UN troops stand on full guard for Pope's visit to Central Africa, as attacks now extends to the troops?

The war between the Christians and Muslims in Central Africa have being so intense over time now, this have been a challenging factor which have caused the dela…

Read more

12 Jul 2016 News USA Vatican Comments (2)

Vatican rejects Cardinal Sarah’s ad orientem appeal

Pope Francis has made it clear that no new liturgical directives will be introduced for Advent, according to the Vatican spokesman. Cardinal Robert Sarah, pr…

Read more

22 Oct 2014 USA No comments

Crowdfunding campaign aims to raise $1 million for Iraqi Christians

Washington D.C., Oct 22, 2014 / 08:35 pm .- A Catholic lay organization has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise awareness and money to help persecuted Chr…

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
«
»

Does a Saturday morning Mass fulfill the Sunday obligation?


Full Question

I will be attending an early-morning First Communion Mass this Saturday at my church. Our priest announced that our attendance at this Mass would fulfill our Sunday obligation. Is this correct?

Answer

No. A Saturday morning Mass does not fulfill the Sunday obligation. Canon law says the following: “A person who assists at a Mass celebrated anywhere in a Catholic rite either on the feast day itself or in the evening of the preceding day satisfies the obligation of participating in the Mass” (CIC 1248 §1).










3 comments

  1. chele Reply

    What if my job requires I work every Sunday.

  2. Common Sense Reply

    Then you go Saturday night or Sunday afternoon

  3. Kathy Lamphier Reply

    Some churches also have a Sunday Evening mass.

Leave a Reply

  1. most read post
  2. Most Commented
  3. Choose Categories