Requesting a Mass to be offered
The Church considers the Mass the greatest possible prayer of intercession because it is the perfect offering of Christ to the Father by making present the Paschal Mystery of His death and resurrection.
It is a longstanding tradition in the Church that a Priest may be requested to offer a Mass for a specific intention, even when one cannot be physically present at the Mass.
The faithful make a free will offering, called a stipend, to a priest or Religious Community in order to apply the Mass to a specific intention. By making this offering, the faithful, by making their own offering, associate themselves more intimately with Christ who offers Himself in the Sacred Host, and obtain thereby more abundant fruits (refer to Pope Paul VI's letter "Firma in Traditione" of June 13, 1974). The offering of a stipend is also a means whereby a Catholic may contribute to the upkeep of the priest, serving in a diocese or religious community.
If you would like to request a Mass Offering, please complete the "Mass Offering" form and mail it, along with $10, to the Parish Office. Or you can stop by the Parish Office to make your request.