It's so good to hear that you want to join the Church! We welcome you whatever your situation is.
We have to look at the nature of the family commitments.
- If you are taking care of sick relatives, that's a valid excuse for not attending Mass.
- If your family has an all-day barbecue every Sunday, that's a different story.
This is best something that you sit down with a priest and discuss the details with. There is also an option of attending a Sunday-anticipated Mass on Saturday evening.
Depending on where you are, there may be a wide range of options for attending Mass from Saturday at 4:00pm — to early Sunday morning — to Sunday evening.
- Excluding the case of a severely ill family member, Is there not an hour or two you can get away during that time period every week to receive the benefits of worshiping God?
Anyway, we'd love to have you and encourage you to sit down with your local priest and work something out.