Last Sunday I put announcement here from Bishop Stephen Berg about obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days which will be restored on May 23, 2021. Here are some FAQ, taken from Diocese of Pueblo website:
When will the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation be restored?
Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021.
Catholics who have not already returned to Mass should use the Easter season to prayerfully discern if they have a serious reason that prevents them from attending in person. If not, they should begin to resume normal attendance over the next several weeks in anticipation of the obligation being restored.
Why are Catholics normally obligated to attend Mass?
As Catholics, we are invited by God to gather together in community, and participate fully in the Sunday Eucharist, which is the “source and summit of the Christian life.”
Participation in the communal celebration of the Sunday Eucharist is a testimony of belonging and of being faithful to Christ and to his Church. The faithful give witness by this to their communion in faith and charity. Together they testify to God’s holiness and their hope of salvation. They strengthen one another under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.” Catechism 2182 The Sunday and Holy Day obligation is not something God asks of us out of his own necessity or need to be worshipped, but rather a gift to the faithful for our own spiritual well-being, happiness, and eternal salvation.
Recommended reading: It’s Time to Return to What Is Most Essential: The Mass
Viva Cristo Rey
Download: 2021-05-02 St Pats Bulletin