The tradition of offering Masses for others, particularly the dead, originates in the very early Church. When we face the death of someone, even a person who is not Catholic, to have a Mass offered for the repose of his soul and to offer our prayers can be more beneficial and comforting than any other sympathy card or bouquet of flowers.
Persons for whom a Mass is being offered are named during the Prayer of the Faithful, when the petitions are read and the congregation responds, usually saying “Lord Hear Our Prayer.”
Scheduling Mass Intentions
The 2020 Mass intentions book is filled.
Beginning with 2021 Masses, there will be two “openings” of the Mass intentions book.
- The first opening will be June 1, 2020 and will include 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.
To schedule days and times for the remembrance of your loved ones, please stop by the parish office or call during business hours.
Number of Requests Per Person/Family
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 for all Masses is $10 per intention.
Please contact the parish office at 262-377-1070 if you have questions.