For several years now, I have been having Masses said by the mission priests for family, friends and the souls in purgatory. It is my way of contributing to the Church while at the same time helping souls. Every month I send my Mass intentions to the Catholic Mission Office of the Archdiocese of Chicago, where they are forwarded to the mission priests through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith immediately upon being received. I usually send in six to nine Mass requests per month, often requesting a triduum of Masses for one individual, and now I am making an offer to you, my readers.
If you would like to have a Mass said for you, please send me your name - either in the combox or by email (available in my profile). A Mass said for the living is extremely valuable, and can confer much grace to your soul. In the year prior to my brother's death, I had twenty-one Masses said for him, and at his funeral, our family organized Gregorian Masses to be said for his soul. The Holy Mass is the most perfect form of prayer, and since many people are shy about having a Mass said for themselves at their home parish, here is your chance to get it done! I will add everyone who responds to this offer to my Mass intention list, in the order I receive your names.
June 19, 2010 EDIT - I am so surprised (and very pleased) that I am still getting requests for Mass intentions from people due to this post! It has long been my commitment to have Masses said for others. One thing - when you submit your Mass request, I do need your proper name, and you can email it if you don't want to post it here. My email is on my profile. My priest said he also needs to know if the person the Mass is being said for is Catholic or non-Catholic.