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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.

*As of July 2021 we are still in the process of scheduling Mass Intentions requests submitted from earlier in the 2021 calendar year. Please be patient with us as the requests exceed the available Masses being said within a month. This creates a backlog.

*Mass Intentions


Please read the following guidelines carefully:

  1. Mass Intention requests may be made up to (3) three months in advance of the specific date of the request; maximum of (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. The check should not be included with your regular tithe to the church or with shrine candle or altar flower donations. Thank you!

 

  1. One Mass every weekend 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
    • A Mass Intention Request Form can downloaded from the website and either mailed in or placed in the offertory basket, or drop it off at the church office Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • 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.

 

If you need assistance with this process please call the office at 717-697-8716.

Saint Katharine Drexel