Every mass we celebrate includes intentions prayerfully offered to God.
An individual may ask to have a mass offered for several reasons: in thanksgiving, for the intentions of another person (such as a birthday or anniversary), or, as is most common, for the repose of the soul of someone who has died. Usually, a small stipend is given to the priest for offering the Mass.
Request a Mass Intention
If you would like to request a mass intention you may do so by calling the parish office at 619.582.3716. In addition, you may simply request prayer.
More About Mass IntentionsWhen a priest offers Holy Mass, he has three intentions: -To offer the Mass reverently and validly in accord with the norms of the Church. -To offer the Mass in union with the whole Church and for the good of the whole Church. -To offer the Mass for a particular intention, such as the repose of the soul of someone who has died.
In his encyclical "Ecclesia de Eucharistia,"our beloved late Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, taught,
"In the celebration of the Eucharistic Sacrifice, the Church prays that God, the Father of mercies, will grant His children the fullness of the Holy Spirit so that they may become one body and one spirit in Christ. In raising this prayer to the Father of lights, from whom comes every good endowment and every perfect gift, the Church believes that she will be heard, for she prays in union with Christ her Head and Spouse, who takes up this plea of His Bride and joins it to His own redemptive sacrifice" (No. 43).
Request a Prayer Intention
There are several ways to request prayers for you or for a loved one.
-If someone in your family is in need of prayers, please contact the parish office and ask for your loved one's name to be included in the "Prayers of the Faithful" and placed in the weekly Sunday bulletin. An immediate family member must make the prayer request and contact the office each week to assure inclusion on the parish's prayer list. Ongoing prayer intentions are moved to the Adoration Chapel for perpetual prayer after 4 weeks on the “Prayers of the Faithful” or bulletin.
-If you or someone in your family is ill, about to have surgery or undergo a medical procedure, you may call one of the priests to set up an appointment to receive the Anointing of the Sick. Should you have a family member in the hospital who wishes to receive the Anointing of the Sick, please contact the parish office at 619.582.3716.
-Finally, the adoration chapel offers perpetual prayer for your intentions. There is a prayer request book on the counter in the chapel expressly for that purpose. If you are unable to visit the chapel personally, please contact the adoration coordinator, and she will make sure to include your loved one on the prayer request list.
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