This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon
Over the past year, many dioceses have given Catholics a dispensation from attending mass because of the pandemic. This has led to a certain amount of confusion regarding the importance of the Lord’s day. The Catechism tells us: the institution of the Lord’s Day helps everyone enjoy rest and leisure to cultivate their familial, cultural, social, and religious lives.
So celebrating Sunday isn’t merely a time for us to go to mass, (though that is the most important thing you can do!) But the church tells us to also invest in our familial life. Spend time with your kids! Play games, watch a family movie, or take a day trip.
Develop your cultural life by visiting a museum, or attending a festival, or go hiking together. Cultivate your social life by having other families over or spending time in the service of others. Let’s use the Lord’s day to be refreshed and renewed as a family, through prayer, and cultivating true leisure.
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