April 2, 2017
Since reducing the Mass schedule at both parishes I have noticed a great demand for masses to be offered and the inability of the parish to fulfil the requests in a timely manner. In order to respond pastorally to the spiritual requests of both wonderful parishes and fulfill my obligations as pastor we will begin having multiple intentions for masses as the need arises. The first intention scheduled will continue to have the honour of presenting the gifts during the offertory if they desire. The stipend / donation that is given for the first intention will go to the parish and any subsequent stipends / donations will go the Parish Outreach for the Poor.
Individuals may request that a Mass be offered for several reasons:
- in thanksgiving,
- for the intentions of another person (such as on a birthday),
- for the repose of the soul of someone who has died.