The offering given to the Priest for the celebration of a Mass is a traditional practice in our Church.
It probably comes from the ancient custom of providing the bread and wine necessary for the celebration of Eucharist and bringing these to the Priest at the preparation of the gifts in the Mass, together with other gifts for the Priest and those in need.
The usual offering for each Mass requested is five dollars.
Priests will celebrate Masses at the request of the faithful even without a Mass offering.
Mass offering envelopes available from church foyer.