Make a mass say

The church allows the faithful to associate more closely with the sacrifice of the mass by a particular intention entrusted to the celebrant.

The sacrifice of the Eucharist is offered for all. The Church allows the faithful to associate more closely with this sacrifice of the mass by a special intention entrusted to the celebrant, to whom the possibility of attaching this particular intention to the General intention has always been acknowledged.

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The mass may be requested:
– in Thanksgiving for honeymooners, for a golden wedding...;
– for a baptism, for the coming of a child, for a birthday...;
– for a deceased person;
– for a patient, a cure, a person in difficulty...;
– for a particular purpose (which may not be clarified for the sake of discretion).

At mass, only the baptismal name (not the surname) of the living or the deceased can be said to the corresponding memo.
In the case of several people, the celebrant priest will say to the special intention of a family that recommends to the Church's prayer, without mentioning the name of the family or families.

At Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, the mass may not be said at a specific date, due to the large number of requests. On the other hand, you will receive a letter or an email indicating the date on which the mass will be said for your intention, so that you can unite through prayer.
At the Sunday masses (Saturday evening and Sundays), intentions are not said aloud.

Mass is not priced. But from the beginning, the faithful wanted to participate in the Eucharist through offerings in kind or in cash. They were intended to to ensure the costs of worship, the subsistence of the clergy, the life of the Church.
This approach is at the root of the practice of mass honorarium, dating from the eighth century and rooted in the old testament where the priest received a share of the sacrifices made to God. The priest must always be able to living from the altar. The code of Canon law legitimizes this practice (C. 945) and regulates it (C. 946 et seq.). The material life of the Church and its clergy is therefore based on this voluntary contribution of the faithful. Should it be remembered that since 1905 in France, the Republic does not worship any cult – except in Alsace (departments 67 and 68) and in the Department of Moselle (57).

So we're talking about offering. But then again, we must not be mistaken. It is an offering made to the Cathedral for the subsistence of its clergy and it is not the offering accomplished at mass because, in the Eucharist, there is no other offering than that of the sacrifice of Christ to his father to whom the offering of the whole Church joins : making here memory of the death and resurrection of your son, we offer you, Lord, the bread of life and the cup of salvation, and we give you thanks for you have chosen us to serve in your presence (Eucharistic prayer II) (National Centre for liturgical pastoral 1998).

The amount of the offering is proposed by the Assembly of bishops.
– To a mass, the offering currently amounts to 17 €.
– To a Novena (celebration of 9 consecutive masses, 9 days), it is proposed an offering of 170 €.
– For a Masses Gregorian (celebration of 30 consecutive masses, 30 days), the offering is of 560 €.


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