Requesting a Mass Intention

Our 2021 Mass Book is open. Please call our office (757-583-0291) to confirm a date for your Mass intention. The suggested donation per Mass intentions is $10. 

We also accept donations for the Sanctuary Candles and Altar Flowers to be dedicated for the intentions of specific people or families. They would be remembered for an entire week. The donation amount for the Sanctuary Candles is $20 and the Altar Flowers is $50.

Please see below for some other organizations that may have your particular date available - in the case we already have an intention for that day.

  1. https://forms.thedivinemercy.org/mass/form.php
  2. https://msf-america.org/holy-family-prayers/request-a-mass-intention
  3. https://www.marian.org/mass/
  4. https://mymassrequest.org/Request-A-Mass
  5. https://christdesert.org/prayer/mass-requests/
  6. https://www.stpaulsusa.com/request-mass-intentions.aspx

What are Mass Intentions? 

(Sourced from https://aleteia.org/2017/09/02/what-are-mass-intentions/

"When a priest celebrates Mass each day, he offers each celebration of the Eucharist for a particular person, or intention. By doing so he applies special graces from God upon that person or intention. 

The Baltimore Catechism explains, “It is not simony, or the buying of a sacred thing, to offer the priest money for saying Mass for our intention, because the priest does not take the money for the Mass itself, but for the purpose of supplying the things necessary for Mass and for his own support.”

...the important part is to remember that you are not paying for the graces from God (which are of infinite value and can not be paid for), but for the material things that are involved with celebrating that particular Mass."