Offering or requesting a mass refers to the priest’s intention when he celebrates a Mass. The priest celebrates a Mass seeking to apply the spiritual benefits of the Holy Sacrifice of Jesus Christ to the requested intention. Read more…
For more information about the following topics, please consult the links below:
History of offering masses, here and here.
Is this practice simony? Is this the selling of the sacraments? Here.
Canon law regarding mass offerings, part 1 and part 2.
Spiritual benefits of offering masses.
Since this ministry of offering masses on behalf of the patrons of the Shrine of St. Jude involves many Friars throughout the Province, we cannot guarantee which Friar will celebrate each mass intention, the location of the chapel in which your mass is celebrated, or the date on which your mass is celebrated. What we can guarantee is that by accepting your donation we incur a sacred and solemn obligation to follow through and that no donation may be used to support our Friars until the corresponding mass intention has been fulfilled.