Prayer intentions at Mass


#1

During weekday Mass.the priest asks if anyone has any prayer intentions. Every time a few people say stuff. We had a family friend die Saturday night. Is is ok to ask for prayers for himself and his family?


#2

There is a proper order for the Intentions. The priest should follow it. It is not permitted to invite the congregation to just pray intentions off the cuff, so to say. While the priest can ask people to participate in this part of the Mass, any intentions people plan to use must be written and approved by the priest before Mass.

If it is done in the manner you say that the priest invited, it can end up that the intentions are almost endless! Also, most people do not know how to pray well in public, and can get to ramble and include a myriad of requests in one long prayer.

The priest should simply follow the manner determined by the Church. The laity can mentally offer their intentions to God without speaking aloud at the same time. That is how it is done in most Masses.


#3

That said, if your priest invites it feel free to say "For the repose of X and for his family who mourn him.’


#4

Thanks for explaining :thumbsup:


#5

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That said, if your priest invites it feel free to say "For the repose of X and for his family who mourn him.'

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Thanks for letting me know what to say. I would have not put it that way.


#6

Ooops, that should have been, “for the repose of the soul of X, etc.”


#7

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