At our parish the previous administrator (priest) stopped offering Sunday masses for special intentions. I was told when I requested that Sunday masses at my own church be said for a recently deceased relative (who by the way left a generous amount of money to the church for masses at our specific church) that Sunday is the Lord’s day and as such, Sunday masses are not to be offered for any other intention.
I am in my sixth decade of living as a practicing Catholic and have always been able to have Sunday masses offered for special intentions. This roadblock sounds just ridiculous to me and is just another reason why people get so fed up with the Church sometimes.
The only masses being said for special intentions is 20 miles away and only at 7 a.m. on weekdays. At our mission church we only have a Saturday evening and a 7a.m. Sunday mass and no weekday masses. I am not going to attend a 7a.m. weekday masses 20 miles away when we have our own church walking distance from my home on weekends particularly when we left so much money to this particular church for masses.
I don’t know where these young priests come up with these silly notions and then make changes that have such a negative impact on the congregation. :mad: