From the beginning the Church has honored the memory of the dead and offered prayers in suffrage for them, above all the Eucharistic sacrifice, so that, thus purified, they may attain the beatific vision of God. The Church also commends almsgiving, indulgences, and works of penance undertaken on behalf of the dead: Let us help and commemorate them. If Job's sons were purified by their father's sacrifice, why would we doubt that our offerings for the dead bring them some consolation? Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them.
--Catechism of the Catholic Church, #1032
At Saint Anselm Abbey we are please to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the deceased and for the intentions of our families, friends, and community members. If you would like to have a Mass offered for someone in particular, please read the information below and then e-mail MassIntentions@anselm.edu to make arrangements.
Weekday Conventual Mass
Mass will be offered on a weekday (Monday through Saturday). The name will be read during the Prayers of the Faithful.
Suggested Offering: $10
Feast, Solemnity, or Sunday Mass
Mass will be offered on a Feast, Solemnity, or Sunday. The name will be read during the Prayers of the Faithful.
Suggested Offering: $20
Gregorian Mass Intention
The practice of Gregorian Masses goes back to a tradition hailing from Pope St. Gregory the Great (540-604). According to legend, a deceased monk appeared and requested 30 Masses to be celebrated for the release of his soul from purgatory. On completion of the stipulated days he appeared once more radiant in heavenly glory.
We are happy to arrange the celebration of the Gregorian Mass Intention for your deceased loved ones. The Masses will be offered privately by one of our priests for 30 days. The name of the deceased will be read during the Prayers of the Faithful on the 1st and 30th days.
Suggested Donation: $100