Mass Intentions

HOLY MASS INTENTIONS
FOR UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC PRIESTS.

Ukrainian Roman Catholic Priests are happy to celebrate Holy Masses for your intention. Your offering to the priests benefits their work and helps to cover their living expenses.

The priests will celebrate your Mass on requested dates, or as soon as possible. They are very grateful for that kind of help and support. They accepted also Gregorian Masses.

Many parishes in the USA and CANADA have limits (only few per year) for Holy Mass intentions per family, because shortage of priest

Priests in Ukraine have NO WAGES. The only money they have to support themselves (food, closing, car expenses) are Holy Mass Intention Stipends.

Holy Mass stipends in USA are usually $10, or more; (the cost of two coffees at Starbucks). This merciful almsgiving is pleasing to God and hardly burdensome to us. Special Forms you can print from our website:

Mass-Intentions-Form

Donation you can send by PayPal with note “Masses for Ukrainian Priests”.

You will receive confirmation by e-mail, telephone call or by letter about date of the Mass.

You can also send list of Mass Intentions by regular mail to:

BUSZCZE PROJECT
3418 E. 18th St.
Oakland, CA 94601

Write checks to:

HELP FOR UKRAINIAN CHURCH. with memo: “Masses for Ukrainian Priests”.

For more information send e-mail to:
projectbuszcze@yahoo.com

Or phone:  510-536-0721

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

ABOUT GREGORIAN MASSES

History

Gregorian Masses derive their name from St. Gregory the Great, the first Benedictine Pope who ruled the Church from the year 590 to 604. Gregorian Masses are offered for thirty (30) consecutive days for the repose of the soul of a particular person.

The pious practice of having these Masses celebrated for the deliverance of the souls from Purgatory was not first introduced by Saint Gregory the great, who was sovereign Pontiff from 590 to 604, but dates back to before his time. However, they are called Gregorian Masses because of how Saint Gregory contributed to the spread of this pious practice. The Saint tells us that he caused thirty Masses to be said on thirty consecutive days for the repose of the soul of Justus, a monk who had died in the convent of Saint Andrew in Rome.

St. Gregory relates how one of the monks of his monastery, named Justus, did not keep his vow of poverty very well. When Justus died, St. Gregory feared that the good monk might have to spend a long time in Purgatory because of his failures with regard to poverty. He therefore ordered that the Holy Sacrifice be offered up for Justus for thirty consecutive days without a break. On the thirtieth day, Justus appeared in dream to his brother, Copoosus, who had assisted him as a physician in his last illness, and announced that he had been delivered from the flames of Purgatory.

Pious Custom

Following St. Gregory’s example, Catholic people throughout the ages have continued the pious custom of having thirty Masses said for their departed relatives and friends.

The Sacred Congregation on Indulgences has declared that “the offering of Gregorian Masses has a special efficacy for obtaining from God the speedy deliverance of a suffering soul, and that this is a pious and reasonable belief of the faithful.”

Gregorian Masses may be offered only for the dead. They can be offered only for one particular person. The Masses must be said on thirty consecutive days, and if the series is broken, the priest who assumed the obligation must start all over again.

Offering

The usual offering for a set of Gregorian Masses is $ 300. or more which is a suggested $10 stipend per Mass or more.

Gregorian Masses are ordinarily offered as soon as possible after death, but there is no reason why they may not be said for a deceased person even many years after their death.

In accordance with a Catholic tradition of over 1400 years, a series of Gregorian Masses is offered on 30 consecutive days for the repose of the soul of a departed person.

The hallowed tradition has been declared a pious and reasonable belief of the faithful on the authority of the Sacred Roman Congregation on Indulgences.

Saint Gregory, as we read in his life, was also instructed by God Himself on the efficacy of these thirty Masses and he recommended the practice on various occasions.

Special Forms are placed on this  website at this link:

Mass-Intentions-Form

 You can Donate by PayPal with note “Masses for Ukrainian Priests”. You will receive confirmation by e-mail, telephone call or by letter about date of the Mass.

You can also send list of Mass Intentions by regular mail to:

BUSZCZE PROJECT
3418 E. 18th St.
Oakland, CA 94601
USA

Write checks to:

HELP FOR UKRAINIAN CHURCH. with memo:
“Masses for Ukrainian Priests”.

For more information send e-mail to:

projectbuszcze@yahoo.com

Or phone:  510-536-0721