“Gregorian Mass” match ups: available priests with people who have requests

UPDATE 13 Aug 2022:

Please follow my instructions carefully.  I post them to ease the process and so that your request doesn’t get lost.

Right now, the number of requests waiting:
1 – TLM only
0 – NO or TLM

Right now, the number of priests available, waiting:
0 – TLM or NO
0 – TLM only
4 – NO only
1 – TLM and NO (must be able to mix day by day)

Lay people… don’t ask me to match you up if you aren’t serious about it.

And remember: some priests (older, students, in mission countries) really need intentions to help make ends meet. Consider being generous when you make your own arrangements. I will have nothing – zero – to do with you making your arrangements.

____ ORIGINALLY Published on: May 24, 2020

In the past I have played “yenta” and put lay people who want Gregorian Masses (30 consecutive Masses for a single intention – usually, but not limited to, for the deceased).


If you can take such an intention write to me.  Drop me a note HERE

Put in the subject line


Not anything else.  Just that. Only that…. as in NOTHING OTHER THAN THAT.   Not “Free for Gregorian Mass” … not “I’m available”… not “Gregorian Mass request”… not “Free for Masses”.  (It’s amazing how many guys seem not to be able to follow this… and therefore I MISS THEIR EMAIL.)

  • In the body of the email, indicate (if you have one) what your present assignment/ministry is and where.  
  • In the body of the email, indicate if you can celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass or only the Novus Ordo.
  • I will forward to priests the email from the people who made the requests.
  • You work out stipends on your own.  I will have ZERO to do with that.
  • NB: Some people want only Traditional Latin Masses, some are indifferent as to which Missal is used.  Work that out with them.


STOP AND READ THIS… do not go on without READING this.

If lay people (although I have also had priests ask!) want a Gregorian Mass set, write to me HERE.  Put in the subject line:


If you put something else in the SUBJECT line, I might not see your email.

I’ll try to match you up with an available priest.

In the body of the email, provide these details:

  • Traditional Mass only or
  • Novus Ordo only or
  • either TLM or NO (this will probably result in a quicker response)
  • for the living
  • for the dead

Gregorian Mass series are traditionally offered for the dead, rather than the living.

REMEMBER: The Novus Ordo is VALID.  There will be a great many more opportunities for Gregorian Mass sets if you are willing also to have Masses in the Novus Ordo.  I’m just sayin’.  Especially now that the cruelty of Francis’ document is making itself known.

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