Mass intentions may be scheduled by stopping in the parish office or by calling Theresa Dyer, parish secretary, at 810-694-4891. The customary donation is $10 per Mass. You may mail in your donation or drop it in the collection basket in a plain envelope marked “Attention: Theresa Dyer for Masses.” The money counters will see that it is given to Theresa in the parish office. If you would like a card to notify someone of the Mass, you would need to stop in to get it.
When scheduling a Mass intention for a specific time and date, we will do our best to honor that. But when a priest is not available for that Mass, it may have to be rescheduled to another time. You can always be notified of that change if you leave your address or telephone number.
Masses can be for a living person. Mass Intentions can be scheduled at one of the nursing home Masses. Our priests currently celebrate Mass at five local nursing homes once a month.
Why do Catholics offer Masses for the dead?
Jesus said, “…Whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come” (Matthew 12:31). And 2 Maccabees 12:46 reads, “thus he made atonement for the dead that they might be freed from this sin.”
When we die in God’s friendship we eventually go to Heaven, but if we haven’t properly atoned for certain sins we have to be purified in Purgatory first. We pray for the souls in Purgatory to help them pass through faster than they would otherwise.