Can Laypeople Offer up a Mass for a Specific Intention?


#1

I'm curious. Can laypeople in the pews privately offer up a Mass for their own specific intentions? I know priests can offer up the mass themselves, and I'm wondering if offering up Mass is reserved to the ordained.


#2

Yes during when the priest elevates the host and chalice you could pray something like “Oh, Lord in union with the sacrifice of this mass I offer up …”


#3

Yes we can offer a Mass for our intentions. You can tell God your intentions even before the Mass begins, but I recommend this to be done during the "offertory".


#4

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