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January 31st, 2012

Finding Time for Church


Earlier this month, I wrote about one of my resolutions to go to church every Sunday. After doing some research I was surprised to learn that there are five Catholic churches within walking distance of my apartment. Now I really don’t have an excuse to not attend.

However, when I woke up New Years Day after hosting a New Years Eve party the night before, church was the last place I wanted to be. But, when Monica told me one of our friends woke up early to head back to Jersey for church I knew I couldn’t complain, especially since the Mass I planned on attending was right across the street.

So, I went.

But the next Sunday I didn’t.

Feeling that Catholic guilt I’ve heard so much about but never experienced firsthand, I decided to find a Mass to go to during the week. Determined not to break my resolution I realized while attending every Sunday is ideal, sometimes life gets in the way of things. But, that doesn’t mean I have to forfeit church the entire week.

Freelancing from home gives me the flexibility to take a break during lunch and head to the 12:15 service, which I did that week and earlier today.

I know going to church every Sunday shouldn’t be a difficult thing to do, but I’m still working at it. After attending Mass once each week in January, I’m more certain I can make it work.

The Author : Annie Reuter
Annie Reuter, is a freelance writer and music blogger who covers concerts and music festivals around the country. In constant pursuit of the next show to attend and band to interview, Annie keeps up her own music blog, You Sing, I Write, where she uncovers what it's really like to spend the day with a rock star.
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  • joe

    glad you are sticking to your resolution! plus, daily mass is so great, sometimes much better than formal Sunday services. would love to hear more details of a particular church visit one of these days.

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