Question of the Day for Monday, June 17, 2013
Mass at Home?
Q. Is it allowable to have a Mass in someone’s home?
A. Here’s a reply from Father Reginald Martin:
Before the Church’s Code of Canon Law was revised in 1983, priests were forbidden to celebrate Mass in bedrooms although, presumably, they could offer the sacrifice elsewhere in the home of those who were ill. The new code removes that prohibition and states, “The celebration of the Eucharist is to be performed in a sacred place, unless in a particular case necessity demands otherwise; in such a case the celebration must be done in a respectable place” (Canon 932).
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