UPDATE 2 Feb:
On this Candlemas, I’m bumping this to the top of the blog to remind you about an opportunity.
Please take careful note of what I describe, below.
___ Original Published on: Dec 14, 2016 ___
Every once in a while someone will ask me if I can take a Gregorian Mass intention (i.e. 30 straight days for the same intention, usually for the soul of someone who has died).
I have then put on my yenta cap and posted here on the blog asking if there are priests out there who can take them. I then forward requests to those priests. I have nothing to do with the stipend, which the parties work out for themselves.
Today I received a note from a priest who says that he can take a Gregorian Mass stipend. I now have quite a few priests on my “Available” list.
If you, dear readers, want Gregorian Masses said, drop me a note (HERE) and I will forward your request to a priest on my list. I won’t have anything to do with setting the stipend. Period.
Petitioners put: GREGORIAN MASS REQUEST in the subject line. Put that in the subject line so that I will be able to find you in my email: GREGORIAN MASS REQUEST [UPDATE: It is amazing that people are writing and NOT putting that in the subject line. No… really… put just that… unless you want me to miss your email.]
Priests: Put AVAILABLE FOR GREGORIAN MASS in the subject line.
Folks, think about this.
Are you looking for a truly spiritual Christmas gift to give? How about having Gregorian Masses said for the deceased priests who served you? Don’t necessarily pick the priests who were seriously holy guys. How about picking priests who were troubled or who were liberal and, therefore, probably not exactly faithful? Have Masses said for the priests who really need your spiritual care?
I know that I would appreciate your prayers after my own death. I appreciate your prayers in this life too! You can have Masses said for both the living and the dead. Pray for your priests, dead and alive. We need your prayers.