A pastor may also dispense a person from the obligation of attending Mass for serious reason. Q: I was visiting relatives over Easter, and sadly they do not attend Mass. Life in a prison cell may well be compared to advent. Unless you are covered by a collective bargaining agreement or employment contract, you're likely an at-will employee.Employment at will means that an employee can be terminated at any time without any reason and without notice. Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site. Since it is comparative, it is not necessarily comprehensive of all excuses in a given state. It would be irresponsible to attend church when you are likely to spread illness. Perhaps whenever you are wondering whether or not you have just reason to miss Mass on Sunday or a holy day of obligation, you could ask St. Clare for her intercession. //