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Daily - 7:00 am and 11:15 am


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Saturdays - 4:00 - 5:00 pm

 

 

Holy Mass Times and Intentions

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JANUARY MASS INTENTIONS

1Fri7:30Clarence Juedeman +
  9:30Archbishop's Circle members
2Sat7:30Margaret Crowley Baxter (B)
  5:30Celia Feeney +
3Sun7:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
  9:30Michael Barmettler +
  11:30Dick Schenkelberg
  5:30Bob Fowler
4Mon7:00Covid 19 patients
  11:15World Peace
5Tues7:00Special Intention for Friends
  11:15Edward Lee McDaniel +
6Wed7:00Souls in Purgatory
  11:15Anne Stroup
7Thurs7:00Cancer Patients
  8:30school students
  11:15Jean Ryan
8Fri7:00Maria Lanh Nguyen
  11:15John Fitzgerald + (A)
9Sat7:30Beth Reisbig (B)
  5:30Rita Zitek +
10Sun7:30Scott Werner +
  9:30Kelly Elizabeth Bole +
  11:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
  5:30Walt Peffer +
11Mon7:00Kim Stroup
  11:15Ron Jarecki
12Tues7:00Roland Thoma + (A)
  8:30Gary Jonson
  11:15Daniel Snethen
13Wed7:00Enid McNamara +
  11:15Juliette Zea
14Thurs7:00Ron Baldwin Jr.
  8:30school students
  11:15Suzy Braun + (B)
15Fri7:00Bob Zimmerman + (A)
  11:15Albert Siragusa
16Sat7:30United States
  5:30John Campbell +
17Sun7:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
  9:30Hilda Schulte +
  11:30Leona Peffer +
  5:30Judy Watson
18Mon7:00Beverly Ruth Crotty +
  11:15Mike Poloncec +
19Tues7:00Josephine Thoma + (A)
  8:30Nancy Vaughan +
  11:15Mark & Danielle Talkington
20Wed7:00Rev. Jim Schwertley +
  11:15Jim Houlton +
21Thurs7:00in thanksgiving
  8:30school students
  11:15Maria Lanh Nguyen
22Fri7:00Richard Quentin Crotty +
  11:15Doug & Debbie Kozisek
23Sat7:30William & Patricia Butler
  5:30Mary Lee Sweet +
24Sun7:30Barbara Hunter
  9:30Pat McMahon +
  11:30Robert & Mary Belle Soener
  5:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
25Mon7:00Agnes and Arnold Guile +
  11:15Paul Pekarek +
26Tues7:00Ed and Betty Woodley +
  8:30Susan Stillmock
  11:15Paula Kresl + (B)
27Wed7:00Nancy Olderog
  11:15Jean Ryan
28Thurs7:00Jim and Jean Watson
  8:30Betty Jones 
  11:15Cheryl Longo
29Fri7:00Tom and Jane Werner
  11:15Lilas Rangel
30Sat7:30Gladys Schultz
  5:30Ed Warin +
31Sun7:30Saint Cecilia Parishioners
  9:30Matt Richeson +
  11:30Gerald Uhing + (B)
  5:30Dan & Catherine Fangman

Mass intention key:

+ indicates the person is deceased
B indicates the person's birthday
A indicates the person's anniversary of death
WA indicates the couple's wedding anniversary

To Request Mass Intentions
Call Sheila at 402-551-2313 or email sgraham@stceciliacathedral.org to schedule.
$10 offering per Mass is requested.

What are Mass intentions? And why do we have to pay for them?

Philip Kosloski | Sep 02, 2017

One part of Catholic culture that is sometimes hard to understand and very often misunderstood is the custom of offering 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.

Similar to how we are able to intercede for others by our personal prayers, the Church is able to intercede for us through the celebration of the Mass. However, since the Eucharist is the “source and summit of the Christian life” the Mass possess a power that our personal prayers do not.

The practice of offering Mass for particular intentions is an ancient one, dating back to the early Church.

Fr. William Saunders explains, “Inscriptions discovered on tombs in Roman catacombs of the second century [give] evidence [for] this practice: for example, the epitaph on the tomb of Abercius (d. 180), Bishop of Hieropolis in Phrygia, begs for prayers for the repose of his soul. Tertullian (c. 200) attested to observing the anniversary of a spouse with prayers and sacrifices, i.e. the Mass.”

This tradition is also seen in St. Augustine’s Confessions (c. 397), where Monica asks Augustine, “One thing only I ask you, that you remember me at the altar of the Lord.”

Canon Law confirms this practice and states, “In accord with the approved practice of the Church, any priest celebrating or concelebrating is permitted to receive an offering to apply the Mass for a specific intention” (Can. 945 §1).

Furthermore, it continues by saying, “The Christian faithful who give an offering to apply the Mass for their intention contribute to the good of the Church and by that offering share its concern to support its ministers and works” (945 §2).

What this refers to is a longstanding practice in the Church of offering a specified amount of money to the Church for a particular intention offered by the priest. Upon hearing this practice many people might be tempted to think it is “simony,” the selling of sacred things for money. However, 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.”

While it is true that this custom has been abused in the past, the Church lays out specific rules regarding the money paid for Mass intentions. Each council of bishops determines the amount acceptable for the region, but the priest will offer a Mass for an intention even if someone doesn’t have the money for it. In many places the cost of a Mass intention is $10.

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. With that in mind it makes much more sense and is not something that should cause scandal.

Pope Paul VI said, “The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer!” It has immense power and countless miracles and conversions have occurred throughout the centuries by offering Masses for a specific intention or person. Mass intentions are a great treasure of the Church and have a spiritual weight that is incalculable.