On June 1, the Mass intentions book opened for 2021. We will have new guidelines for requesting Masses for next year.
Beginning with 2021, there will be two “openings” of the Mass intentions book. The first opening was June 1 and includes the first six months of 2021 (January through June). The next opening will be February 1, 2021 and will include the last six months of 2021 (July through December), as well as any dates remaining in the first half of the year.
We believe this change will allow more accessibility to those wishing to schedule intentions. The 2020 intentions book was completely filled before the end of March 2020, leaving those who lose a loved one in 2020 unable to book any Masses until next year.
Due to the size of our parish, we must limit Mass intentions to 2 per family in each six month period. Each intention may be for one person or for multiple people if they are related (such as husband/wife, grandparent/grandchild). The number of Masses was determined by Fr. Patrick after consulting parishes of similar size as St. Francis Borgia. The requested stipend remains at $10 per intention.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we move forward with this new system.