The following is drawn from an information package received from the Irish Heritage Research.
I often get messages from people asking me to help publicize some event that is coming up. I can understand that, and of course I want to help promote things that are meant for the building up of the kingdom of God. That being said, I have had problems regarding notices for upcoming events.
Part of the Catholic tradition includes “having a mass said” for a particular intention. I am very familiar with this practice because, as a priest, I’m the one “saying” the mass in question! I have become increasingly aware, though, that many Catholics are not familiar with this practice, and those that are often don’t really understand it. This article is meant to help clear up any confusion and, hopefully, help us to appreciate how the Eucharist is a gift to all of humanity.