Ask to have Holy Mass offered

Ask to have Holy Mass offered

What happens at Mass?
During Holy Mass, our Lord offers to the Father, through the ministry of the ordained priest, His body and blood which were sacrificed on the cross. As such the sacrifice of the Mass is the sacrifice of the Calvary, and each Mass is infinite in scope and power.

That sacrifice is offered for various intentions mentioned in the Eucharistic prayer, such as the Pope, local bishop, faithful departed... However, when asked, the priest may also offer a Mass with a particular intention in mind - for a soul of a deceased person, in thanksgiving, petition, etc.

In practise
Traditionally, when people asked for a Mass to be offered in their intentions, as a sign of their involvement in the Holy Mass, they made an offering, called stipend. It is used to support the priest and local church. The practise is regulated by the Canon Law. Nowadays people normally offer about GBP10.

When you arrange the Mass online, we will try to fit it on, or as close as possible to your requested date. If you provide valid contact details, your request will be acknowledged by the parish priest. Currently, we are unable to accept online requests if you choose not to make the offering. If that is the case, or if you prefer not to use the online form, please see the parish priest in person to arrange the Mass.

Holy Mass at St Josephs
Holy Mass at St Josephs
Holy Mass at St Josephs
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Where to find us?


Parish Priest: Fr Rob Morland SMA
Address: St Joseph's Presbytery, Portland Crescent, Manchester, M13 0BU
Call or text: 0757 528 8370


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