I guess the reason why the Sunday obligation isn't a big deal to me is because I love going to Church. It doesn't seem unreasonable or like a threat to me because, even if missing Mass didn't have the potential to be a mortal sin, I would still go regularly.I like going to church but it is nice to know that if I really didn't sleep well, I am not endangering my eternal soul so I can respect the needs of my body or get whatever care I need in my life. I would (usually) rather learn to be healthy in everything than stress a couple of rules that hurt. Lord-willing, I will gain the wisdom to really live that out more one of these days.
What many people seem to fail to realize about the Sunday obligation is that it is NOT a "BE THERE OR GO TO HELL" proposition. Far from it, really.
A very quick Google search yielded this:
We are obliged to attend Mass each Sunday and every other Holy Day of Obligation. Sometimes, though, we just can't be there. One's own sickness or the obligations to care for a sick person 1, having given birth within the past 6 weeks, dangerous weather (and other safety hazards), not being able to find a way there -- life happens. There is no guilt in missing Mass if the circumstances are out of one's control (mortal sin always requires not only grave matter and knowledge, but consent of the will).
Well, I was taught by the good nuns of St. Joseph that If you died that Sunday you decided not to go you'd be on the hot plate for sure.....
The diocesan priests in H.S. mentioned the same theme........What changed in the unchangeable church.?
Hmm....dunno. There's a difference, I think, between deciding not to go just because you don't want to and then dying, and not being able to go because you just died. The former involves consent of the will, while the latter probably doesn't.
Something I was taught/read(which, looking through the lens of what's truthfully on this thread, is wrong)
Say you decide to knowing skip Mass early in the day because you didnt feel like going, but then later had an accident on Sunday and then died, you would have commited mortal sin. If my memory serves, it was also said that this was also true if you planned on going at say, a night Mass, but didnt make it because of the aformentioned death. (for clarification, this senario is the same as the above, except adding in plans to make mass later, because of lazieness earlier)
EDIT: just realized that I said the same thing as JoeS2, whoops, but leaving my post aboe regardless