Area Catholic Confirms Too Many Obligations To Make It To Mass On Holy Day Of Obligation

August 15, 2013 by  
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Rancho San Diego, CA––29-year-old Catholic Tony Rigali confirmed to his family earlier today that due to all the “things on his plate,” he would be, unfortunately, having to skip Holy Day of Obligation Mass today in honor of the Feast of the Assumption. “Yeah, it’s just, I’m so swamped Thursdays cause of work and stuff. And this week especially cause I got the fish bowl I gotta clean, as well as my hair…not to mention drinks with my friend. Wow, I almost forgot about that!” Rigali went on to amend his statement saying that, by “drinks with friends” he meant a meeting about work in an establishment where alcohol is regularly served.  “Ah! I’m so annoyed!” continued Rigali. “And I wanted to go so bad. Obligations, obligation, obligations! What can I do? They’re obligations and they gotta be taken care of.” Rigali’s mother, Deb Rigali, told EOTT that although she was sad he could not make it to Mass, that he was taking care of business like the man he was raised to be. “There never was an obligation he didn’t meet.”

  • Matt

    In all seriousness, parishes need to do a better job of offering evening masses. A 5:15 mass doesn’t cut if for someone who gets out of the office at 5pm. I live in a major metropolitan diocese and the number of mass at 6:30, 7, and 7:30 were quite limited. But there were plenty of 9AM masses for the gray-haired crowd. Anyone wonder why the Church is shrinking in this country?

    • Tony

      I live in a suburban diocese and you can’t hit a 4-iron without hitting a 7 pm Mass.

  • Randy

    “There never was an obligation he didn’t meet.” HAHAHAHA

  • anthonymixan

    A true test of a parishes seriousness to the Church?

    • Sean

      And confession time(s). Always a dead give away.

  • KM

    I have the feeling that many Catholics in Egypt and other parts of the Mid-east would be willing to SACRIFICE to get to Mass these days…even if it was not a holy day of obligation.

    May Christ who willing gave us His own flesh and blood have mercy on us all…

  • josart

    Welcome to Guam. It’s said that this is the reason we have December 8th and December 25th as the only Holy Days of Obligation.