Sunday The Lord's Day

The Commandment to keep the Sabbath Day is still observed by Jewish people on Saturday. Catholics do not, and are not obligated to, follow this part of the Mosaic Law.

The obligation now is to observe the Lord’s Day which is Sunday, the day of Jesus’ Resurrection from the dead.

For Catholics, Sunday is not only the first day of the week but also the eighth day, the day of redemption and when God began a new creation.

Even before the Resurrection was observed annually on Easter, the Church observed every Sunday as the Lord’s Day.

Sunday is the day that Catholics are to refrain from work, worship God, and build up the family. 

Sunday Mass is the center of the Church’s life:

And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath; so the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”

Mark 2: 27-28

God invites us to rest with Him on Sunday:

Worshipping God on a certain day is for our sake:

It was above all on “the first day of the week,” Sunday, the day of Jesus’ resurrection, that the Christians met “to break bread.”

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1343

Catholics have an obligation to attend Mass every Sunday:

The obligation of Mass on Sunday is not intended to be a burden:

It is clear then why, even in our own difficult times, the identity of this day must be protected and above all must be lived in all its depth. An Eastern writer of the beginning of the third century recounts that as early as then the faithful in every region were keeping Sunday holy on a regular basis. What began as a spontaneous practice later became a juridically sanctioned norm. The Lord’s Day has structured the history of the Church through two thousand years: how could we think that it will not continue to shape her future?

Pope John Paul II, Dies Domini, May 31, 1998

Sunday is both the first day and eighth day of the week:

Jesus’ Resurrection recalls the first day of Creation:

The Sabbath is a person:

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