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Old Apr 30, '12, 1:57 pm
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Default Offering Mass for someone.

If I approach my Priest to offer a Mass for deceased relatives and friends how much money do you usually give? I have no idea what is usual. I am in debt, but have cashflow. Perhaps a range of what is usual? Thanks.
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I have wondered the same thing lately.


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Its usually about $10 and you have to make the arrangements with the parish secretary/office. They are the ones that will tell you what dates can be scheduled for your intention.
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$10.
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$10 here as well.
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it seems kinda wrong you have 2 pay didnt Jesus say not to make His house a place of buying and selling? please correct me if im wrong which ik somewere im probally misunderstanding. God bless
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It seems kinda wrong you have to pay didn't Jesus say not to make His house a place of buying and selling? Please correct me if I'm wrong which ik somewhere I'm probably misunderstanding. God bless
It is a donation. At our parish you can have a Mass said and not make a donation. The suggested donation is $10.

I know that at one point there was a donation of $100 for one Mass.

It is up to you if and what to give.
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You don't have to pay. It is an offering made from the generosity of your heart.

If you cannot afford to offer a donation, I am sure that you can still ask the priest to say a Mass for an intention or the soul of a deceased person. Just don't walk into the parish office with a Starbucks frappe in hand, telling the parish secretary that you can't afford $10.

It's also $10 at my parish, and you see the parish secretary to make the arrangements. It is not a tax-deductible donation, since you receive something in return.
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