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Mass Intentions Policy

 Saint Katharine Drexel Mass Intentions Policy

The practice of requesting a Mass to be offered for loved ones, living or deceased, is a beautiful and meaningful part of our Catholic tradition. In our Catholic Parish, there are many requests for scheduling such Mass intentions. The following policies are now being implemented in order to accommodate the numerous Mass requests in a reasonable and fair manner.

Please read the following guidelines carefully:

  1. Masses may be scheduled (3) three months in advance of the specific date of the request; (4) four times per year.


As Of Request For
March 1st April – June
June 1st July – September
September 1st October – December
December 1st January – March


  1. A $10 minimum stipend is requested as determined by diocesan policy. Please provide a separate check or cash for the Mass Intention. It should NOT be included with a weekly offering or other donation. Thank you!


  1. One Mass every Sunday and Holy Day is scheduled for the People of the Parish (Pro Populo) as required by Canon Law and Diocesan Statute.


  1. Canon Law does not permit us to keep Mass Intentions beyond a year. Consequently, some intentions may have to be sent to the Propagation of the Faith Office, a Missionary, or retired priest in the diocese.


  1. Masses can be requested for the living or deceased or an intention.


  1. Mass Intention requests can be:
    • Made in person in the office, or
    • Mass Intention Request Form

      can downloaded and either mailed in or placed in the offertory basket, or

    • Mass Intention Offering Envelopes can be picked up in the narthex (on the resource table and near the prayer request basket). Please fill it out and place in the offertory basket


  1. Requests will be honored on a first come, first served basis.


  1. Scheduled Masses may be said privately if no public Mass is celebrated.


  1. Mass Intention requests will be fulfilled as close to the requested date and time as possible.


  1. Please be patient and kind, flexible and considerate with those trying to serve you.
Saint Katharine Drexel