In every Mass we are invited to pray for loved ones who have gone to their eternal reward and for all the faithful departed. Until recently, we have had little trouble in this parish in accommodating peoples’ wishes on an individual basis. However, this practice is becoming more difficult because of the number of funerals we have had over the last few years.
It is now proposed that each of the weekend Masses will be offered for four (4) intentions. These will be shared Masses. This won’t suit everyone, but we have no choice. As you are aware we have this practice already on the First Friday evening Mass and it is proving beneficial in accommodating peoples’ wishes. We are not the first to have shared Masses as a number of Parishes in the Diocese have already introduced it.
We will, of course, continue to pray for our deceased in the Anniversary List at weekend Masses.
As this is not a money making exercise but a way of trying to facilitate everybody, one of the Mass offerings will go to the Priest who offers the particular Mass; the other Mass offerings will be donated to local charities.
Bookings will be taken for 2018 Masses at the Parish office when the new diary is available at the end of August.