From a reader… which I am turning over to the readership!
Whenever someone passes away, I obviously get them a Mass card. What’s weird is lately rectories do not have them anymore. I understand having a mass said for someone is all that matters, but I wanted to send the family a card assuring them of our prayers.
Do you recommend any societies that do offer Mass cards? What’s the difference between a regular Mass card and an enrollment? Do You have a preference?
Some of you might not know what a “Mass card” is.
A Mass offering card, or memorial card, is similar to a greeting card which you send to someone after one of their loved ones dies to let them know that you will pray for and have Mass said for the deceased. You can get these at religious goods stores. Some religious orders make them. Some parishes have them.
And this doesn’t apply only to someone’s death. You can have Masses said for many reasons, including birthdays or name days, ordinations, confirmations, etc. And we don’t have to wait for people to die to pray for them. Right?
Perhaps some of you have had good experiences with sources for Mass cards. Let us know.