Question of the Day for Friday, August 2, 2013

Television Mass

Q. Since I am 80 years old and housebound, I watch Mass on Saturday evenings on television. I cannot watch on Sunday, as my family visits me.

However, I discovered recently that the Mass I watch is a repeat of a Saturday morning television Mass and is not, therefore, a Saturday vigil Mass. I fear that this does not fulfill my Sunday obligation. Please comment.

— V.D., Wauwatosa, Wis.

A. Here’s a reply from OSV columnist Msgr. M. Francis Mannion:

Since you are 80 and housebound, you are not obliged by the usual Sunday obligation. So you need have no concern in this regard.

Viewing — and trying to participate in — the Saturday morning/evening televised Mass is perfectly appropriate for your situation.

I hope someone from your parish brings you Communion weekly. If not, contact your pastor or whoever is in charge of eucharistic ministry to the homebound.

Courtesy of Our Sunday Visitor:


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