Mass Intentions

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAUpdate: January 22, 2021 –   Due to high volumes of Mass requests received in 2019~2020, our queue for Mass intentions has filled to a measure beyond our ability to honor within the one-year time frame established in the Church’s canonical norms.  Our priests are currently offering intentions for flexible-date requests received in December 2019.  (Our priests continue to honor Mass requests attached to specific dates on the date which was originally negotiated.)

Due to this circumstance, we are again discouraging the submission of Mass requests to our attention, and are closing the online request form through Divine Mercy Sunday.  At that time, we will announce either the continuation of this suspension or the resumption of our receipt of Mass requests via the online portal.  

You may fill out the “Request Form” below to request a Mass for your intentions, or click here to submit an inquiry or suggestion Please note that we are taking about one month to prepare mailed acknowledgements as a result of personnel limitations.

Requests for Masses are gladly accepted at the Monastery of Christ in the Desert. An offering of $10.00 for each Mass is the standard stipend, determined by the United States Catholic Bishops.

If you wish to have a Mass offered for an intention on a specific date, please send the request at least six weeks before the specified date or dates. Mass requests can be made up to one year in advance.

**If you wish to receive only an e-mail acknowledgement, please set the drop-down-box option to “Send someone else the printed Mass card” and provide a name and e-mail address for the recipient.  (Multiple e-mail addresses are acceptable.)