To say a mass

The Church allows the faithful to partner more closely with the sacrifice of the mass by a specific intent by the celebrant.

The sacrifice of the Eucharist is offered for all. The Church allows the faithful to partner more closely with this sacrifice of the mass by a specific intent by the celebrantto which we have always recognized the possibility of joining this particular intention to general intent.

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The mass may be requested:
-in Thanksgiving for newlyweds, for a wedding party of gold...;
-for a baptism, for the coming of a child for a birthday...;
-for a deceased person;
-for a patient, a healing, a person in trouble...;
-for a special intention (which can be omitted for the sake of discretion).

During mass, only the first name of baptism (and not the family name) of the living or the deceased may be said to the corresponding memento.
If there are several people, the priest celebrant will tell particular intends to a family that is recommended to the prayer of the Churchwithout mentioning the name of the person or family.

At Notre Dame of Paris. mass cannot be called on a specific date, because of the large number of applications. On the other hand, you will receive a letter or an e-mail telling you the date at which the mass will be called in for your intentionso that you can join in prayer.
During Sunday masses (Saturday and Sunday), the intentions are not said aloud.

The mass has no price. But from the beginning, the faithful wanted to participate in the Eucharist by offerings in-kind or cash. They were intended for ensure the expenses of worship, the subsistence of the clergy, the life of the Church.
This is the origin of the practice of fees of masswhich dates from the eighth century and which is rooted in the Old Testament where the priest received a share of the sacrifices to God. The priest must always be able to Live from the altar. The code of Canon law legitimate this practice (C.945) and regulates her (C.946 and following). Material life of the Church and its clergy is based on the voluntary contributions of the faithful. We must remember that, since 1905 in France. the Republic pays no worship -except in Alsace (67 and 68 departments) and the Department of the Moselle (57).

It is offering. But then again, do not be mistaken. It is an offering made to the Cathedral for the subsistence of his clergy and is not offering accomplished to mass, because in the Eucharist, there is no other offering that the sacrifice of Christ to his father which joins the offering of the Church: here making memories of death and the resurrection of your son, we offer you, Lord, the bread of life, and the cup of salvation, and we give you thanks because you chose us to serve in your presence (Prayer Eucharistic II) (National Center of liturgical pastoral 1998).

The amount of the offering is proposed by the Assembly of the bishops.
-For a massthe offering is currently 17 €.
-For a Novena (celebration of 9 consecutive masses, 9 days), it is proposed that an offering of 170 €.
-For a Trentain Gregorian said (celebration of 30 consecutive masses, 30 days), the offering is of 560 €.


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