Yes. Catholics have an obligation to attend Mass on both Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25, and on the following day, Sunday, Dec. 26.
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Part I of our annual Advent guides
“The Sunday Eucharist is the foundation and confirmation of all Christian practice. For this reason the faithful are obliged to participate in the Eucharist on days of obligation, unless excused for a serious reason (for example, illness, the care of infants) or dispensed by their own pastor. Those who deliberately fail in this obligation commit a grave sin.” [CCC 2181]
Personal invitation, a strong sense of community and intentional discipleship seen as key in parishes that have brought people back to Sunday Mass.
Those who are ill or who would be significantly compromised by Covid-19 because of underlying health conditions were told by Archbishop Hartmayer that they may continue use the dispensation.
The gradual return to “normalcy” will be an opportunity to correct problems and abuses that have crept into the Church over the last 50 years.
Advent Guides, Part I
Celebration, he said Aug. 12, “is above all a loving and grateful look at work well done” and means taking time to pause and be with friends and loved ones. He added that it’s a time to watch our children grow, to look at the home we have built and think: “How beautiful!”