Mass Intentions

St. Patrick | Holy Family

“One thing only I ask you, that you remember me at the altar of the Lord.”

St. Augustine – Confessions

Pope Paul VI said, “The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer!” It has immense power and countless miracles and conversions have occurred throughout the centuries by offering Masses for a specific intention or person. Mass intentions are a great treasure of the Church and have a spiritual weight that is incalculable.


What are Mass Intentions?

When a priest celebrates Mass each day, he offers each celebration of the Eucharist for a particular person, or intention. By doing so he applies special graces from God upon that person or intention. Similar to how we are able to intercede for others by our personal prayers, the Church is able to intercede for us through the celebration of the Mass.

An individual may ask a priest to offer a Mass for several reasons: for example, in thanksgiving, for the intentions of another person (such as on a birthday), or, as is most common, for the repose of the soul of someone who has died. One must never forget the infinite graces that flow from the Sacrifice of the Mass.

Mass intentions are only available at weekday Masses.  Intentions at Masses on the weekend are offered for the whole church community.

The stipend for this mass is $10.00.

To Request a Mass Intention for St. Patrick or Holy Family

If you would like to request a Mass Intention for St. Patrick Parish please email stpatrick@dol.ca or call the office at 519-227-4726

If you would like to request a Mass Intention for St. Patrick Parish please email holyfamily@dol.ca or call the office at 519-472-0057