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Jerome Peters wrote:

Hi, guys —

I was going to go to the 5:00pm Mass on Sunday, but I was really tired, so around 1:00pm I took
a nap expecting to wake up at 3:00pm. Instead I woke up at 5:30pm and missed Mass on Sunday.

  • Am I in a state of mortal sin?

I didn't need the rest because I was up partying or drinking, I needed the rest because I have been really busy lately. I did not intend to oversleep.

As a matter of fact, I didn't intend to sleep more then 2 hours!!

Jerome Peters

  { If I was more tired than I thought and overslept, missing Sunday Mass, did I commit a mortal sin? }

Eric replied:

Hi, Jerome —

You did not intend to miss Mass, so you did not commit a mortal sin.

If you deliberately decide to miss Mass when you have the opportunity to do so, and no good excuse, then you would be committing a mortal sin so rest easy.


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