is important to be on time for Mass. Many people are on time for
doctor’s appointment or for the movies, but not for Mass. Mass is our
personal appointment with God! It is more important than anything else.
Arriving early is even better, so we can quiet our mind of distractions
and prayerfully prepare for Mass. Arriving after a certain point of the
Mass may mean that we haven’t fulfilled our Sunday obligation. If you
are a little late, try to enter the church in such a way that you do not
cause a distraction.