Mass Intentions

Monthly Mass Intentions

Any Catholic may offer up the Mass in which he or she participates for any good intention. Certainly, graces will accrue in accordance with the intensity of that person’s participation and sincerity. This is a genuine exercise of the royal or common priesthood of the faithful.

The custom of requesting a priest to offer the Mass for a specific intention, even when one cannot be physically present at the Mass, is a longstanding tradition in the Church because the Church considers the Mass as the greatest possible prayer of intercession insofar as it is the perfect offering of Christ to the Father by making present the paschal mystery of his death and resurrection.

Because of the particular role of the priest as mediator between God and man, acting “in persona Christi” when offering the holy sacrifice of the Mass, it is usually considered that special graces may be obtained when he applies the Mass to a particular intention. (ROME, 22 FEB. 2005 [ZENIT]).

Month of August 2016
Mon. August 1  Florie Santiago INT
Tues. August 2 – Benediction
Wed. August 3  Jim Yourkoski RIP
Thurs. August 4  Charlie Buonocore RIP
Fri. August 5 Altar Society INT
Sat. August 6  Legion of Mary INT
Sun. August 7  Matthew Link INT
Mon. August 8  Viola Polhamus RIP
Tues. August 9 – Benediction
Wed. August 10  Gail Calnan RIP
Thurs. August 11  Estelita Mejia RIP
Fri. August 12 Allen Payne INT
Sat. August 13  Richard Harris INT
Sun. August 14  Deacon Jim Bemis RIP
Mon. August 15  Catherine Gange RIP
Tues. August 16  Marguerite Hamlin RIP
Wed. August 17  Lula Kieffer RIP
Thurs. August 18 – 7 PM Extraordinary Form Mass  Irene Moyer RIP
Fri. August 19 Tony Holt INT
Sat. August 20  JoNell Turner INT
Sun. August 21 Thomas Hoffman JR RIP
Mon. August 22  Virginia Valerio RIP
Tues. August 23 – Benediction
Wed. August 24  Tim Herring INT
Thurs. August 25  Tracy Stringer INT
Fri. August 26 Robert Spencer RIP
Sat. August 27 – 9 AM Extraordinary Form Mass Pat Caldwell RIP
Sun. August 28  Gail Calnan RIP
Mon. August 29  Bill Nowoy RIP
Tues. August 30 School Faculty INT
Wed. August 31 Raymund Lensico INT

To schedule a Mass intention, please call or come into the parish office. Because of the number of requests, Mass intentions are usually scheduled six months in advance.

Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions for August 2016:

Universal: Sports
That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.

Evangelization: Living the Gospel
That Christians may live the Gospel, giving witness to faith, honesty, and love of neighbor.