When we face the death of someone, even a person who is not Catholic, to have a priest offer a Mass for the repose of his soul and to offer our prayers are more beneficial and comforting than any other sympathy card or bouquet of flowers. To have a Mass offered on the occasion of a birthday, anniversary or special need is appropriate, beneficial and appreciated. The Church considers the Mass as the greatest possible prayer of intercession insofar as it is the perfect offering of Christ to the Father by making present the paschal mystery of his death and resurrection. The faithful make an offering, called a stipend, to the priest in order to apply the Mass to a specific intention. By making this offering, the faithful, by parting with something that is their own, associate themselves more intimately with Christ who offers himself in the sacred Host, and obtain thereby more abundant fruits. The offering of a stipend is also a means whereby Catholic may contribute to the upkeep of the clergy.
Mass Intention Request
Please complete the form to the right. Submit your Mass request electronically or through the mail. A stipend of $10 per Mass is payable within one week or the date will be released. You can mail a check to the rectory or drop it in the collection basket marked "Mass stipend." Since our priests can only fulfill a finite number of intentions during the year, we can only take six Mass intentions for a deceased person in any year (an exception to this is if the death has occurred in the last year). The following rules apply:
2 Sundays or 1 Sunday Mass and 1 Holy Day Mass per year, the remaining Masses will be weekday Masses
Only one intention is permitted for each Mass that is offered
Mass intentions are for the souls of the deceased, the needs of the living and celebrations of distinction such as wedding anniversaries
Dates are negotiable based on availability. Other than 6:45 am Masses on weekdays, dates are very limited in 2017. Please indicate your second or third date choices as indicated.
You may submit up to 6 forms per year. If your loved one died this year please contact the Parish Office to set up requested dates.
You are always welcome to stop by the Parish Office and request Mass dates in person.
We will contact you to confirm your specific dates.