No Mass is the third episode of season one of One Day at a Time.

Plot Edit

When Lydia disappears after a heated argument with her daughter about religion, the smooth running of the household falls apart in her absence.




  • Ariela Barer as Carmen
  • Reid Cox as Stick Girl
  • Eve Sigall as Birdie


  • Penelope admits she isn't sure she believes in God.
  • Lydia went to church and prayed every day for years while Penelope was deployed.
  • During Penelope's speech about inspiration, it is suggested that Lydia is inspired by her faith, Penelope is inspired by Serena Williams, Alex is inspired by John Cena, Elena is inspired by Sonia Sotomayor, and Carmen is inspired by death.