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Offline SaintsSoaring

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Holy Day of Obligation Help!
« on: October 30, 2017, 09:55:20 PM »
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  • Hello,
     
     As you all know November 1st is the Feast of All Souls' Day. 
    I usually volunteer to teach students' important literacy skills on the day November 1st falls on.
    Is that an acceptable thing to do on a Holy Day of Obligation?

    Thank you  

    Offline Nadir

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    Re: Holy Day of Obligation Help!
    « Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 10:01:18 PM »
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  • You may work on a holy day of obligation. The obligation is to attend Holy Mass. That's if you have a Holy Mass within reasonable distance.


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    Re: Holy Day of Obligation Help!
    « Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 10:02:21 PM »
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  • Thank you for your reply :) 
    Additionally, can you purchase items on a Holy Day of Obligation? Or is a Holy Day of Obligation considered to be like a Sunday?

    Offline Neil Obstat

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    Re: Holy Day of Obligation Help!
    « Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 11:27:09 PM »
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  • Hello,
     
     As you all know November 1st is the Feast of All Souls' Day.
    I usually volunteer to teach students' important literacy skills on the day November 1st falls on.
    Is that an acceptable thing to do on a Holy Day of Obligation?

    Thank you  
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    November 1st is the Feast of All Saints, a Holy Day of Obligation.
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    The Feast of All Souls is November 2nd, the following day. It's not a Holy Day of Obligation, but it is a major feast day, one of two when all priests can say 3 Masses the same day. 
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    The other day is Christmas when they can say Midnight Mass, Mass of sunrise and Mass of daytime.
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    Re: Holy Day of Obligation Help!
    « Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 04:59:23 AM »
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  • I don't work on Holy Days if I can and I also try not to purchase anything either.
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    Re: Holy Day of Obligation Help!
    « Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 05:48:00 AM »
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  • One must refrain from unnecessary servile work on Holy Days of Obligation.  Teaching children is not ordinarily considered to be servile work and is therefore allowed even on Holy Days.  

    Rather, this would be a corporal work of mercy.

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    Re: Holy Day of Obligation Help!
    « Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 07:27:21 PM »
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  • If yyou can go to Nass, then go.  If not, offer up your work with the children for the suffering souls and try to read the Mass readings.  

    US employers generally don't honor Catholic Holy Days except when it benefits their bottom line.  I'm in a similar position as a teacher of special needs children for whom a substitute is upsetting, however sdll-qualified.  My hours tomorrow are from 6:45am to 7:15pm with all "breaks" on location.  I never hear Mass on Holy Days that fall during game the work week because there are none early or late enough close to my job.  In fzct, Mass is a rare treat, as are receiving the Sacraments.  I'm either at work or attending to necessary care of family members.  The nearest traditional Mass is simply too far away and at hours impossible for me to access.  

    I came to the conclusion three years ago, All Saints Day, that if I wanted to save my soul, I'd have to do it without the help of Mass, priest, Sacraments, and fellow Catholics.  This is hardly ideal, but it's the best I can do until God sees fit to change my circumstances.

     

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