Here are the guidelines of the Mass Intentions for the 2021 Mass Book:
1) On Monday, October 19, 2020 we will begin receiving intentions for 2021.
2) People are asked to bring, email or send by postal mail their list of Mass intention preferences (names, dates and times preferred, and will be marked in order of receipt (first come, first serve).
3) Important: We no longer keep lists of intentions or dates reserved from year to year. It is the responsibility of the person(s) asking for the Masses to come each year to ask for the Mass intentions and dates.
4) We will give to each person a maximum of one mass per month, trying to get the first 5 priority mass intentions closest to the dates and times that are preferred. The rest we will place where we can.
5) We will limit each Mass intention to no more than 4 names. Any more than that, we will say for the deceased family members of John Smith (for example).
6) Mass intentions may be for one of the following options:
a. for a deceased person/s (up to four names for one mass intention)
b. for the anniversary of someone’s death
c. for the birthday or anniversary of someone alive
d. for the health of someone
e. for the special intention of someone
7) The Mass Stipend of $10.00 per each Mass should be given at the Rec- tory Office to the Secretary at the time of the petition for the Mass date and time or send it by mail to the rectory office. If that is not possible, then the Mass Stipend(s) should be brought soon after the petition is made to the Rectory Office or placed in the collection basket in an envelope with the following information written clearly on the outside of the envelope: (date and time of the Mass, the specific intention of the Mass and the name and contact telephone number of the person asking for the Mass).
8) Please Note: Each Mass has the infinite power of Jesus and is offered for the entire world. So, if you are not able to set an intention on a particular date or time you desire, please know that you can always attend that Mass, offer up your particular intention personally and that prayer is heard by God.