How many Masses are we supposed to attend?

Canada
April 11, 2009 5:03pm CST
I was talking to my mom last night and again today and she asked me both days if I was going to mass. Actually, she began asking me to go to mass starting with Thursday. I knew I had to go to Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday -- but it seems that isn't right. I guess I was supposed to go everyday. I don't remember ever doing that before. Now I wonder if mom is just trying to get me to church more often or if we (as Catholics) are supposed to go everyday.
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• Malta
12 Apr 09
Once a year for Easter Sunday, the resurrection of Christ being the most important celebration in the Catholic Calendar. Oh and you should also take communion, better if after confession.
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• Canada
13 Apr 09
I always go to Easter mass but I don't go to confession or for communion
• Malta
13 Apr 09
The idea of attending a Catholic Mass is to take part in it to the full which means also mainly communion. That is what the Catholic church says. I believe a lot in good intentions though!
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• Canada
14 Apr 09
I haven't had confession since 1989 and haven't had communion since probably that same year. My intentions are good though :)
• India
12 Apr 09
How many masses? Are you joking. One mass is enough if you attend it properly and fervountly. Larry
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• Canada
13 Apr 09
No, I'm not joking. I was not asking for a specific number of masses - more like the obligatory masses that I must attend.
@skyla26 (285)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
for me attending mass on church is must because it shows that you really love and you are willing to serve our GOD and you are willing to sacrifice your time for our our GOD. and it really count that you are doing the right and the very good things for GOD. attending mass is supposed to attended in all masses of the church
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• Canada
13 Apr 09
For me, I attend as many Masses as I have to, to make my mom happy. I'm pretty sure I don't have enough faith
@abuelin (106)
• Chile
12 Apr 09
Your faith is like the feel,it is not necessary to go to Mass every day,it never makes you more Christian
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• Canada
13 Apr 09
Sadly, I'm not faithful. I go to church to make my mom happy.
@angkat14 (25)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
I'm a Catholic myself and if you really want to know what are the compulsory masses, its only during every Sunday and during special church event (like the Holy Week).
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• Canada
13 Apr 09
Yes, that's what I really want to know. So basically it's Sundays and Easter week
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
we must go to mass every sundays and days of obligations, such as on christmas day and new year and sept 8 in commemoration of virgin's mary feast and in relation to the holy week's celebration, we must go to church for both mass and confession.
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• Canada
13 Apr 09
That's the sort of calendar I would be interested in... the one that lists all the days that would obligate me to go to mass. Minus all the Sundays that are mandatory anyway.
@bdayboy09 (153)
• Philippines
12 Apr 09
It's in your own discretion whether to attend a mass. I personally go to church at least once a week, specifically every Sunday to hear the mass. Still, for me, it wouldn't matter how many times you would attend because it all matters in the solemnity of your faith to God. You can go to church everyday, but the essence of going there is the most important thing. :)
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• Canada
13 Apr 09
I think my problem is that I lack faith -- in my heart I'm not a Catholic
@scarrg (48)
• United States
12 Apr 09
I do not believe in God or anything but I have read the bible and I could be wrong.. but if I recall it says to devote 1/8th of a day per week to worship. Now that is not a direct quote or anything and I am just recalling.
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• Canada
13 Apr 09
I believe in God and studied the bible but now it's all starting to become a jumbled mess in my head. I'm sure I don't devote an eighth of my time to worship
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
11 Apr 09
There is a Mass on Thurs., but there is no Mass on Fri., just a religious service. Then there are the normal Masses on Sat. and Sun. that your church usually has unless they add some because more people come to church on Easter than any other day of the year. It is mandatory in the catholic church, to go to confession, go to mass and receive communion during Easter time. Maybe that is why your Mother is stressing it so much. Shalom~Adoniah
• Canada
13 Apr 09
That's what I was wondering.... my mom goes to church everyday and spends half her time, when she's with me, trying to convince me to go to Mass everyday (or several times a week). I went for Easter mass but didn't go to confession or communion
@thezone (9452)
• Ireland
11 Apr 09
Personally I do not go to mass anymore. I haven't been since I was a kid. So I would not know how any times you would have to go. I do know that you do not have to go to mass so maybe the answer would be zero. It is a choice you have to make. If it enriches your life then i would say go to Mass pver the Easter period
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• Canada
13 Apr 09
I'm not particularly moved at all at any Mass. If it wouldn't hurt my mom tremendously, I wouldn't bother to go at all. I'm really just not feeling the faith.
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