Do I Have to Go to Mass While Ill?
I am a candidate in RCIA and I have recently been diagnosed with bronchitis. Am I obligated to attend Mass with this condition?
No. If you are sick, especially with an illness that is contagious, then you may stay home. Illness is a just reason to miss Mass on a Sunday or a holy day of obligation. For more information, please see my article When to Stay Home from Mass.