When Do Catholic Churches Typically Celebrate Mass?


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Roman Catholic churches typically celebrate mass at least once per day. Sunday schedules include several celebrations of mass, as it is generally regarded as the most important day for practicing Catholics to attend.

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When Do Catholic Churches Typically Celebrate Mass?
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Canon 904 of the Code of Canon Law states, "Remembering always that in the mystery of the Eucharistic sacrifice the work of redemption is exercised continually, priests are to celebrate frequently; indeed, daily celebration is recommended earnestly since, even if the faithful cannot be present, it is the act of Christ and the Church in which priests fulfill their principal function." Although Catholics are not required to celebrate mass as frequently as priests and are also encouraged to avoid celebrating altogether if they are in a state of grave sin, many faithful choose to incorporate the celebration into their daily routine.

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