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I have been thinking about having The Gregorian Masses offered for a deceased family member of mine. I know that the Masses must be offered one day each day for 30 consecutive days(according to Church law).These Masses can be celebrated by different priests though if one would get sick etc....
I know that the Franciscan Missions offer the Gregorian Masses with a few months advanced notice, but does anyone know where else that one can have The Gregorian Masses offered for a deceased person?
In case one does not know what a Gregorian Mass is;
The name derives from Pope St. Gregory the Great who was the first to popularize this pious practise. St. Gregory relates in his Dialogues how, when he had finishes the series of thirty Masses for a departed monk, the monk appeared to tell him he had thus gained entry into glory on completion of the Gregorian Masses.
The hallowed tradition has been declared "a pious and reasonably belief of the faithful" on the authority of the Sacred Roman Congrgation on Indulgences.
God bless you
-- David S (David@excite.com), September 16, 2002
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You should check by phone, e-mail, or regular mail to make sure, but I think that you can request Gregorian Masses from the following:
Seraphic Mass Association of the Capuchin Missionaries
Visit this page.
Priests of the Sacred Heart -- two provinces (one may have Gregorian, one may not):
(a) Phone 1-800-448-7674, P.O. Box 900 Hales Corners, Wisconsin 53130-0900
(b) Sacred Heart League Walls, Mississippi 38686 601-781-1360
Salesians of Don Bosco -- Salesian Missions, P.O. Box 30, New Rochelle, NY 10802-0030
send e-mail to email@example.com
May God receive your loved ones into heaven.
-- J. F. Gecik (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 17, 2002.
I believe the Legionaries of Christ in Cheshire, Ct. will do the Gregorian Masses. I'll try to find a site for them.
-- Christina (email@example.com), September 17, 2002.
Christina and David,
You can send a message to the Legion of Christ through this page.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 17, 2002.
Thanks, John, and Christina.
I appreciate you two always being there to help me out. May God bless you both. The first site was basic and right to the point. I wish I could have 30 Gregorian Masses offered for every soul in Purgatory.
-- David (David@excite.com), September 17, 2002.
Hello, David S.
For several years, I have been contributing to an outstanding international Catholic organization named "Aid to the Church in Need."
They help to distribute donated monies throughout the world, wherever there is great need. One of the ways they do this is by sending it to diocesan and missionary priests in very poor nations, where these priests barely have enough to live on.
Well, I just found out this week that ACN can arrange for the celebration of Gregorian Masses for the departed.
Here is their Internet site, and I will be sending you additional information very soon.
God bless you.
-- (email@example.com), November 29, 2002.
Thanks, John. I will look forward to my additional information as well.
-- David (David@excite.com), December 01, 2002.