Dear Parishioners and Visitors,
The practice of requesting a Mass to be celebrated in memory of a loved one, living or deceased, or for a designated cause consistent with Church teaching, is a beautiful and meaningful part of our Catholic tradition. The 1983 Code of Canon Law (cc. 945-958) and other Church legislative entities, regulate strictly the offerings and intentions that may be celebrated within a calendar year (January-December). Mass intentions may not be scheduled for more than one year in advance, based on a rolling calendar, are limited to fifteen (15) Mass intentions per household per year, and are subject to change of date for due cause. For more information, please see the “Saint Joseph Parish Mass Intentions Policy” on the parish’s website: www.stjosephlincoln.org.
Whereas supply-chain problems delayed delivery of the 2023 Mass Intentions calendar, I am happy to announce that the new calendar is now prepared and intentions are being accepted at the parish office, according to the terms of the Policy, at a rate of $10 per Mass, as set by the Bishops of the Boston Metropolitan of Catholic Churches.
With prayerful best wishes,
Fr. John Mahoney