Mass Intentions

Applying the grace of the Mass toward a specific need

Whenever a priest celebrates Mass, he has at least two specific intentions. The first intention is to celebrate the Mass according to the rubrics the Church provided for how to say the Mass. The second is to apply the grace of that Mass toward a specific need or intention. This second intention, commonly called “the intention of the Mass,” are special intentions offered to God as prayers of intercession and thanksgiving in and through the Eucharist. Since the graces of the Mass being infinite, many intentions can be offered up at a single Mass. While a priest may only accept one intention at a single Mass, he may have many other intentions not attached to an offering. In addition, the faithful may bring their own intentions to the Mass, which they each carry privately and place upon the altar spiritually in prayer.

Mass Intention Policies

We are happy to receive requests from all parishioners. We will do our best to find a date for your intention.

A Mass Intention can be for:
  • A deceased loved one
  • A person who is sick or suffering
  • A person who is celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other special moment in their life
  • There is no charge, but the Church does suggest an offering be made. Traditionally this covered the cost of the priest’s food for the day. The recommended amount is £10, but you can offer any amount.

To Request a Mass Intention:

Simply contact us either by filling in the parish contact form or calling the parish office on 02392 580119.