To offer your intentions, please call the parish office.
The regular offering for a mass intention is set by the Diocese at $15 ($10* goes to the Parish and $5 goes to the priest). A mass card may be provided for those who request it for an additional $2. There’s a limit of one intention per priest per day. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, our priests take one intention each. That’s why there are 2 intentions on these days. On weekends, Diocese guidelines advise that at least one mass be offered “For the Community & Intentions of the Parishioners”.
Community Mass - Tuesday 7pm
There are usually more requests for mass intentions than priests available for masses. In order to accommodate all the prayer requests, the community mass held every Tuesday at 7pm was initiated. Each week we have as many intentions as people ask to pray for them. Intentions for the sick are confined to three Tuesdays. If a parishioner should want their loved one prayed for further, they are requested to call back the Parish Office each time the third Tuesday is over. There is no charge for these intentions; however, donations of any amount are welcome*. The names for whom we pray are read during this Tuesday community mass.
Individuals may request that the sanctuary lamp be lit for their intention. It will be lit for one week starting Monday. Only one intention is taken per week. The name and the intention are published in the parish newsletter and website. The suggested donation is $10*.
Anyone may request to submit a name for these mass intentions. The list of these intentions is placed on the altar and the presiding priest prays for these people daily and the names are read out during mass on the second weekend of the month that the intention is registered for. The amount is set by the Diocese at $10 - $5* is for the Parish and $5 is sent to one of the missions supported by the Parish for a mission priest to offer the same intention.
*Income tax receipts are issued at the end of the year for donations totalling more than $15.