Requesting a Mass to be offered
The Church considers the Mass the greatest possible prayer of intercession because it is the perfect offering of Christ to the Father by making present the Paschal Mystery of His death and resurrection.
It is a longstanding tradition in the Church that a Priest may be requested to offer a Mass for a specific intention, even when one cannot be physically present at the Mass.
The faithful make a free will offering, called a stipend, to a priest or Religious Community in order to apply the Mass to a specific intention. By making this offering, the faithful, by making their own offering, associate themselves more intimately with Christ who offers Himself in the Sacred Host, and obtain thereby more abundant fruits (refer to Pope Paul VI's letter "Firma in Traditione" of June 13, 1974).
The offering of a stipend is also a means whereby a Catholic may contribute to the upkeep of the priest, serving in a diocese or religious community.
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Your offerings for Holy Masses are used to support Marian priests and their missions throughout the world. To request a Mass at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, please call the Shrine at 413-298-3931.
Due to the difficulty in scheduling Masses on specific dates, we cannot accept dated Masses online. Please call our toll free line 1-800-462-7426 to request a dated Mass.
For undated Masses or Gregorian Masses,
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