Tomorrow, Christmas Day, I must leave my mother's with my children and take them back to their mother's (out of state.) I am going to miss mass tomorrow, as I must be back home (Florida, out of state from my Children) in time to start work at 5 Thursday morning. Driving to SC and then to FL on the 26th, and working the following day, is not a reasonable expectation (18 hours driving, total.)
Is it a mortal sin to miss a Holy Day of Obligation under such circumstances? I assume no, given that missing mass is not a willfully disobedient act, but am eager for other people's thoughts (facts). I Do Not Like This Situation.