Offering Mass for a special intention is a long-standing tradition in the Catholic Church. It is usually considered that special graces are obtained for whom the Mass is said. Masses are offered for many reasons; for the souls in purgatory, in remembrance for someone who is deceased, or in honor of a birthday or anniversary.
If you would like to have a Mass said for someone, please stop by the parish office to schedule an intention(s). The stipend, or offering, signifies the sacrificial nature of giving something of yourself to associate more intimately with Christ who offers himself in the Eucharist. Each diocesan bishop sets a suggested offering for a Mass intention. In the Archdiocese of St. Louis, it is $10 per intention (as of July 1, 2019). We also provide cards to send people to inform them of the Mass. A card and the Mass or Masses said, can be a great comfort to a grieving family.
Please note: Due to the large number of requests that we receive, if more than five Masses are requested for the same intention, the additional Masses may be sent to a priest or parish where Mass requests are needed. We will try to accommodate the dates that are requested as available.