Q1: If you’re late for Mass on Sunday, how late is too late? As a child I was told you can’t miss the Gospel. Later in life I heard you can’t miss the Offertory.
If you do miss the Gospel/Offertory, are you bound to stay for the next Mass? Or just the part of the next Mass that you had missed? What do you do if the Mass you were late for was the last Mass? –Timothy
Q2: I have a parishioner who comes to daily Mass just in time for Holy Communion. I have asked why she doesn’t attend the entire Mass. She said she tries to get up earlier but just can’t.
I then informed her that according to the Church’s teaching, we are not supposed to receive Holy Communion if we miss the Gospel Reading…. If you are going to come to Mass, the Church teaches you are to be here for the entire liturgy.
Can you help me with where it states in Canon Law about the rules of receiving Holy Communion in this instance? I was hoping you could help me because I cannot find the exact paragraph. –Father M. Continue reading