Mass Intentions Book
A positive change this year is that you can now schedule Masses online through a link on our parish website. It is also fine to come to the Parish Office to schedule Masses or to mail them to the Parish Office. Many parishes now use online scheduler programs which are accessible 24/7 and are efficient and easy to use. Intention scheduling opens six months in advance on a rotating basis for example in mid-October the April 2023 Intentions will open. We will continue to list the Mass intentions each week in the bulletin and announce the particular intention during the intercessory prayers at Mass. Flame of Faith Intentions, which are for the Presence Lamp in the Sanctuary and the Vigil Lights in the Adoration Chapel, will also be listed in the bulletin.
Mass and Flame of Faith Intentions are now open for April 2023 and can be accessed through the "Mass Intentions Book" button below. Mass Intentions are Masses prayed for someone and are read during the intercessory prayers at Mass. Flame of Faith Intentions are for the Presence Lamp in the Sanctuary and the Vigil Lights in the Adoration Chapel. These candles burn starting on a Sunday through Saturday for someone.
Collective Mass Information. Mass Intentions are very popular and are frequently requested to remember and pray for a deceased loved one. Our desire is to be as generous as possible in fulfilling everyone’s requests, but we also have to be fair so that everyone has an opportunity to have Masses offered. In order to allow more people to have a Mass intention celebrated, we are offering a once a week “Collective Mass” at one of the weekend Masses. At this Collective Mass there will be up to three names connected with the Mass intention. It is permissible to have more than one intention for a Collective Mass as long as all of the donors give their consent.
Since many people want a Mass said at one of the Sunday Mass times, we have chosen to rotate our Collective Mass each weekend at one of our weekend Masses (Saturday 4:30pm, Sunday 7:00am, Sunday 8:15am, and Sunday 11:30am). The Sunday 10:00am Mass intention will remain for the People of St. Bridget.
The Collective Masses are posted in our online Mass Book. To request an intention at one of the predetermined Collective Masses, look at the Mass Intentions Book online and in the notes column watch for the label “COLLECTIVE MASS” where you will see three entries for the same Mass date and time. The intention for the Collective Mass can only be for one individual and not a couple or family. At the Collective Mass, we will announce all 3 individual names when the intentions are read at Mass.
Please see our updated Intentions guidelines below:
Please contact the Parish Office if you have any questions (815) 633-6311.
To access, the Mass Intentions Book, click the button below.