What are Mass cards?


Full Question

Would you be able to tell me what Mass cards are? Also, why do we preface each Mass with "This Mass is being offered in memory of so-and-so" ?

Answer

Mass cards are sent to people to inform them that a Mass will be said for their intentions (prayer concerns).

If a Mass is being celebrated for a specific individual--either for the intentions of a living person or for the repose of the soul of a person who has died--it is often announced at the beginning of the Mass or at another suitable point.


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