What does it mean to have a Mass "offered" for someone?
The Mass is the greatest prayer we have since it is the sacrifice of Christ Himself. It is therefore important to remember that we can have Mass offered for many intentions: for the living as well as for the repose of the soul of someone who has died, for family difficulties, for sickness, birthdays, anniversaries, as well as in thanksgiving.
One must never forget the infinite graces that flow from the Sacrifice of the Mass which benefit ones soul. Pope Leo XIII in his encyclical "Mirae caritatis" (1902) beautifully elaborated this point and emphasized the connection between the communion of saints with the Mass: "The grace of mutual love among the living, strengthened and increased by the sacrament of the Eucharist, flows, especially by virtue of the Sacrifice [of the Mass], to all who belong to the communion of saints. For the communion of saints is simply ... the mutual sharing of help, atonement, prayers and benefits among the faithful, those already in the heavenly fatherland, those consigned to the purifying fire, and those still making their pilgrim way here on earth.”
Special Date Requests
We cannot guarantee a requested date when submitting Mass Intentions. Please call the parish office for questions or to check a date at 316-635-2315. If no date is specified or date requested is not available, the Mass Intention will be assigned to the next open date.
Mass Intention Card
If you scheduled your Mass Intention online, please stop by the parish office to pick up your Mass Intention card. These beautiful cards are wonderful to send to the person receiving the Mass Intention or to the family of the deceased receiving the Mass Intention. Magdalen Mass Intention cards for the living or deceased are offered in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
$10 Suggested Offering for Mass Intention
A $10 suggested offering or more, as determined by diocesan policy, is requested for each Mass Intention. The faithful generally make an offering to the priest celebrating the Mass to a specific intention.
Mass for the Deceased
Please call the parish office at 316-634-2315 to request a Mass for the Deceased ($10 or more Suggested Offering)
Offering a Mass for the dead helps souls on their way to heaven. St. Ambrose exhorted the faithful by preaching: “We have loved them during life; let us not abandon them in death, until we have conducted them by our prayers into the House of the Lord.” To have a Mass said for the repose of the soul of someone who has passed away—even a non-Catholic—is a comforting expression of faith and love.”
Remember All Souls Day
The devotion to the memory of the dead is one of the most beautiful expressions of the Catholic spirit.” – Pope St. John XXIII
The month of November is a time when people particularly remember to have Masses offered for the dead, especially for family and friends. The Catholic Church dedicates the entire month of November to the Holy Souls in Purgatory. During this entire month, we pray for the souls of the faithful departed, especially those whom we have known and loved.
Mass for the Living
Please call the parish office at 316-634-2315 to request a Mass for the Living ($10 or more Suggested Offering)
Masses offered for us during our life can help us obtain the great grace of a happy and holy death. The most beautiful gift one can give to another person is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. No material gift can ever compare to or equal the Infinite Value of the Holy Mass.
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