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 2018 Mass intentions book opened on June 1, 2017. To schedule days and times in 2018 for the remembrance of your loved ones, please stop by the parish office or call during business hours.
The 2019 Mass intentions book will open on June 1, 2018.
Number of Intentions Offered Per Mass
To more closely align with liturgical guidelines, SFB will offer intentions as follows for weekend Masses in 2018:
- 4:30 p.m. Saturday (anticipated Sunday Mass) – two intentions per Mass
- 8 a.m. Sunday — one intention per Mass
- 10 a.m. Sunday – two intentions per Mass
- 6 p.m. Sunday – one intention per Mass
For each weekday Mass (M-F), there will be one intention.
Intentions in 2019 will be limited to one per Mass – both weekdays and weekends.
Number of Requests Per Person/Family
Due to the 2018 changes, it will be necessary to limit the number of intentions that can be requested by one person/family to a total of six for the calendar year. In fairness to all parishioners, it is asked that the six be divided among weekends and weekdays.
The requested stipend for all Masses is $10 per intention.
Please contact the parish office at 262-377-1070 if you have questions.