Saturday, August 09, 2008

Mass Intentions

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.

17 comments:

Tom in Vegas said...

I've always been moved by the kindness of people like yourself, who extend these kind opportunities to mere strangers who visit your blog. I believe they have been referred to as "random acts of kindness", and they help negate the "random acts of violence" our societies experience so often these days.

paramedicgirl said...

What, Tom - you aren't putting in your name for a Mass? So much grace could be yours...

karyn said...

Could you put down the names of 3 people i know who could benefit from such a lovely favour? I can only go to Mass twice a week in order to pray for them there. One is having trouble discerning a religious/priestly vocation, the other 2 are facing tough roads ahead in their daily and spiritual lives. They are Royston, Lawrence and Emilyn.

God bless you for your generousity :)

paramedicgirl said...

Karyn, please email me their last name as well. For those of you wondering, pseudonyms can't go on a Mass intention form either!

Tom in Vegas said...

PG-

I sent you an email:0)

Shirley said...

Please include me, my husband, and my daughter! And I will have the local priest say three Masses; one for you and your husband, and your daughter (we get a new priest next week, and he'd better get used to me wanting to have Mass said for certain people! I'll have to train him right from the start!)

Anita Moore said...

Oh! Oh! Me! Me! Me! Pick me! Pick me!

paramedicgirl said...

Anita, I was thinking of you yesterday when I was visiting your blog, and I had planned on emailing you to ask if I could add you to my list, so yes, of course, you will be on my August 22 submission to the Society for the Propagation of the Faith Masses to their mission priests.

Everyone who has contacted me thus far is on my August list for Mass intentions. I will send them in twice a month; nine at a time, so later requests will be submitted in September, starting on the 5th.

Angela M. said...

What a beautiful idea!

smiley007 said...

After marriage a new thing we started as a family is instead of sending birthday cards, we send mass cards with a year of masses for the person. Also the same for wedding anniversaries etc. If you are in Canada you can get mass cards from the Jesuit Development office:

http://www.jesuits.ca/Support_us/mass_enrollment_cards.php

Tina Marie said...

Please say a Mass for me, my fiancee, my parents, my extended family, all deceased relatives, and the holy souls in Purgatory.

God Bless You!

Anonymous said...

Please say a Mass for Tim Ercolano, my Brother and myself (Shawn/Susan Nicholson) Sean McGoey, my deceased parents (Sandra & Patrick), all deceased relatives, and the holy souls in Purgatory.


And may God Bless you for your charity and kindness.

paramedicgirl said...

Anonymous, I have added the names you gave me to my list. God bless.

paramedicgirl said...

Tina Marie, I would love to add you to my Mass intention list, but I need a formal name to do so. I hope you stop by again and read this so I can have that Mass said for you!

paramedicgirl said...

Tina Marie, since I didn't hear back from you, I went ahead and submitted a Mass intention at my FSSP parish for "the intentions of Tina Marie" It will probably be said around Christmas 2010. God bless.

Rev.Fr.Balaswamy Bathini said...

Hi, This is Rev.Fr.Balaswamy Bathini, Director, form the youth office, guntur, India.

I am in great need of Mass Stipends to continue my service for the young souls in India.

Please don't hesitate to ask me about my ministry and apostolate to the young souls right across my diocese.

God bless us all
Rev.Fr.Balaswamy Bathini
Director
Youth Office
Guntur

Fr. Maria Sudhakar said...

Hi,
Greetings from Fr. Maria Sudhakar Mannam. At present I am working as parish priest of Epiphany Catholic Mission Parish in the Catholic Diocese of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh in India.

I am in need of your support through prayers and financial help through Mass Intentions in order to organize children camps, Youth Meetings and prayer meetings in our parish.

If you are moved and inspired by The Almighty to support me Please do contact to this e-mail id frmmsudhakar@gmail.com

with prayers and blessings

Rev. Fr. Maria Sudhakar Mannam
Epiphany Catholic Mission Parish
R.C.Mission
Chiluvuru, Duggirala
Guntur - 522330
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA