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Traditional Catholic Faith => Catholic Living in the Modern World => Topic started by: DanielJS on July 23, 2018, 02:15:19 AM

Title: Who can work on Sundays?
Post by: DanielJS on July 23, 2018, 02:15:19 AM
Can you work on Sundays in any of the following jobs?: 
1. Security guard for a building guarding an empty building.
2. Truck driver that delivers food or medical supplies.
3. Locksmith.
4. Roadside assistance.

This last weekend I wasn't thinking when my boss asked if I could work from 7 PM on Saturday to 7 AM on Sunday and I said yes, so I worked 
Sunday as a security guard just guarding a building making sure there weren't issues. 
So I was wondering if that was sinful, and the other professions I listed I was just curious about because I might do them in the future. 
Title: Re: Who can work on Sundays?
Post by: poche on July 23, 2018, 02:44:47 AM
Did your work prevent you from assisting at mass?
Title: Re: Who can work on Sundays?
Post by: Seraphina on July 25, 2018, 05:21:06 AM
The jobs you mention seem to be 'of necessity' to the health, safety, and well-being of others.  If so, you may do them on Sunday if it is necessary for you, personally to meet your obligations or your presence is necessary to others.  If at all possible, you should hear Mass as well.  If working precludes ability to hear Mass, then try to limit the number of Sundays you work in order to sometimes get to Mass.  Also, if you must miss Mass, try to get to a weekday Mass.  
If you are a Home Aloner, you may work, but do set aside enough time to have a Holy Hour.  The goal is that you have kept the Lord's Day Holy.
Title: Re: Who can work on Sundays?
Post by: xavierpope on July 25, 2018, 06:57:34 AM
Working on sunday is very grace according to St John Vianney - avoid it if you can.
Title: Re: Who can work on Sundays?
Post by: Neil Obstat on July 25, 2018, 07:36:56 AM
Working on sunday is very grace according to St John Vianney 
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...very grace...?
Title: Re: Who can work on Sundays?
Post by: Neil Obstat on July 25, 2018, 07:51:16 AM
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A few years ago, when Home Depot started keeping long hours on Sunday, their hiring policy was that any prospective employee who comes in with the demand that he doesn't have to work on Sundays, is not eligible for starting.
They made it clear from the start that there is no point in your starting the training program if you're not willing to work Sundays.
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This is a Jew-owned company. They have the nerve to claim their structure is like an upside-down pyramid, with the common worker at the top, the big, flat square of the pyramid base, and these common workers hand down their ideas to their supervisors and managers, who are BELOW them in the diagram, with the president of Home Depot at the very bottom where the point of the pyramid is.
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And they expect you to believe that. 
How can you believe that, when the first rule you run across is the requirement for you to work on Sundays?
How does the common worker hand down the idea that he can't work on Sunday because that's religious discrimination?
Title: Re: Who can work on Sundays?
Post by: Jaynek on July 25, 2018, 08:59:46 AM
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...very grace...?
"c" is next to "v" on the keyboard.  "Very grave" makes sense in the context.
Title: Re: Who can work on Sundays?
Post by: DanielJS on July 26, 2018, 12:24:25 AM
I still have enough time to get to Mass. 
But I just found out I will be required to work Sundays now so I guess the question is no longer relevant. 
Title: Re: Who can work on Sundays?
Post by: poche on July 26, 2018, 05:01:40 AM
I still have enough time to get to Mass.
But I just found out I will be required to work Sundays now so I guess the question is no longer relevant.
Speak to your confessor about your particular situation and see what he says. 
Title: Re: Who can work on Sundays?
Post by: Incredulous on July 26, 2018, 10:46:02 AM

This is a Jew-owned company
. They have the nerve to claim their structure is like an upside-down pyramid, with the common worker at the top, the big, flat square of the pyramid base, and these common workers hand down their ideas to their supervisors and managers, who are BELOW them in the diagram, with the president of Home Depot at the very bottom where the point of the pyramid is.
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A "jew-owned" company...you say?

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Title: Re: Who can work on Sundays?
Post by: Seraphina on July 26, 2018, 04:31:56 PM
In this rare instance, I must agree with the resident CI liberal, poche.  Ask a priest for advice before deciding what to do. Such matters are best dealt with on a case by case basis.  The world is no longer a place where most people honor God By setting aside an entire day for Him.  If it were, then there’d be no reason to question.  In my estimation, the jobs the OP mentions do fall within those who are allowed, even whose duty it is to be on the job on Sunday.  Medical supplies and food must be delivered, people need assistance, and security must be maintained.  
Has anyone out there ever visited the ER or Urgent Care on Sunday?  Ever had a car break down on the way to or from Mass?  Ever needed to stand guard over property or summoned the police?  Imagine if you got sick, went to the ER and found it closed because it was Sunday?  Or you had to stay overnight stranded on the highway until Monday morning?  Or while you were away at Mass, thieves break in and you come home to find your entire inventory and source of livelihood gone?  
This doesn’t mean I support a Home Depot’s policy, just that some Sunday work is permissible, even a form of sacrifice for the Catholic who misses Mass in order to serve others in need.  
(Most people do not NEED to shop at Home Depot on Sunday.)