The following are several ways in which you can remember or commemorate living or deceased relatives or friends, or to celebrate special occasions:
* “In Memory of [name of a deceased person] ….”
* “For the Intentions of [name of a living person] ….”
* “In Thanksgiving for ….”
If you have any questions, please contact the parish office (during the hours noted on the “Contact Us” page, via the “About Us” scroll-down menu, at the top of each webpage).
What is a Mass Intention? A Mass intention is a specific offering for a weekday or weekend Mass in honor of someone by name, in memory of someone by name or for a special intention requested for a specific Mass time/date.
As sacrifice, the Eucharist is also offered in reparation for the sins of the living and the dead and to obtain spiritual or temporal benefits from God.” Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), #1414.
* Announced Masses are celebrated in the parish and announced in our weekly bulletin.
To schedule a date and time in the parish’s Mass book, contact the parish office.
We have three options for having a Mass celebrated for your intentions:
- Masses celebrated at St. Veronica.
Mass intentions are available in the St. Veronica Mass Book. The 2024 Mass book will open when the 2023 Mass book is full. Two Mass intentions are available for all weekday and weekend Masses.
Intentions will be recorded in the St. Veronica Mass Book.
Suggested donation $10.00 per intention.
- Mass Intentions for the St. Veronica Purgatorial Society.
Masses in memory of a deceased loved one will be celebrated on the 1st Saturday of each month. The name of the deceased will be recorded in the Purgatorial Society Mass Book.
Suggested donation is $5.00 per intention
- Mass Intentions for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
Masses will be celebrated by foreign missionaries around the world in support of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
Suggested donation is $10.00 per intention
Church Sanctuary Candle
The Sanctuary Candle burns in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church.
Suggested Donation : $20.00 for the week.
Adoration Chapel Tabernacle Candles
Two Candles burn in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel.
Suggested Donation: $10.00 each for the week; reserve one or both.
All are welcome to light a candle in the front the statues in the Narthex and Church. If you light a candle in prayer, the suggested donation is $5:00 per candle. Please place your donation in the collection slot on the wall next to the statues and candle stands. Prayer candles stay lit for 6 days.
Why do we light candles?
Lighting a candle is a way of extending one’s prayer and showing solidarity with the person on whose behalf the prayer is offered.
The lighting of candles has been observed since the time of the early martyrs. In the lighting of candles we remember and truly live the words of Our Lord: “I am the Light of the World.” As we light the candles we pray and those prayers become smaller symbols of the One Light of Christ. As the candles burn our prayers rise up to heaven day and night. Saints are powerful intercessors so prayers for a saints’ intercessions are also common because of their friendship with God in heaven.