Tag Archives: Mass intentions

ASK FATHER: Can we have Masses said for non-Catholics?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it appropriate to have Masses said for deceased non-Catholics? What about Gregorian Masses?
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ASK FATHER: Mass intentions for groups of people

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches I would like to have mass said for the members of the NYPD and FDNY who died on 9/11. Sadly, when added up that means several hundred names. Can a priest simply … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Order your Ordo for 2016 – Fraternity of St. Peter

Every Latin Church sacristy should have an Ordo for both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.  Every sacristy… even if the older form of Mass isn’t celebrated at the church.
A while back I posted about the 2016 … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A single Mass for 3 or 4 intentions – and stipends

First, a note.  Never … and I mean never send me or any other priest a Mass intention and stipend without asking first whether we are free to take the intention and stipend.  It must be worked out beforehand.  That said…
From a reader…
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ASK FATHER: Gregorian Masses

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
I was in Fatima earlier this month and in the office to request Masses be offered for pilgrim’s intentions, I noticed a sign that said the stipend for a standard Mass stipend is 10 Euros but for “Trintario … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to have Masses said for me after my death?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
What is the best way to ensure that part of whatever funds are left in my estate are used to have masses offered for the repose of my soul?
I think we all wonder about this.  I sure do. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Mentioning names of those for whom Mass is offered.

From a reader:
I will make this short. Why is the name of the person for whom the
Mass is beign said not mentioned by the priest any more?
There is no hard and fast universal custom about this from priest to priest … Continue reading

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Mass said for Osama Bin Laden?

The Canonical Defender himself, Dr. Ed Peters, has an interesting post on him interesting blog, In the Light of the Law.  My emphases.
A request for Mass to be celebrated for the repose of Osama Bin Laden’s soul that was printed … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Are Mass intentions for the living forbidden?

From a reader:
Recently, I went to my parish office to make an offering for a Mass to be said for the young daughter of a friend of mine that is recovering from …. The receptionist informed me that the pastor … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: More than one intention with stipends for one Mass.

From a reader:
Over the years, parish practice has allowed that there be several
intentions listed at Mass. These collective intentions are a daily
occurrence with some Masses having four or five intentions. Our bishop
has recently begun to enforce the Canons concerning Mass … Continue reading

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Mass intentions – reaching beyond

I will include the following in my latest weekly column in The Wanderer (to which you can subscribe also in electronic format):
Every Mass can be offered for the living and the dead.
When a priest receives Mass intentions from the … Continue reading

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