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Mass Intentions and Prayers for the Sick

Mass Intentions

When there is an intention - remembrance for Mass - it doesn't mean that Mass is offered for that person or particular intention only. It DOES mean that Mass will be offered for that person or particular intention among other people. Every Mass is offered for all the living and all the dead. In order to accommodate the request for Mass intentions for special days - Anniversary Dates, Birthdays, etc. - and in keeping with canonical regulations, Holy Cross Parish will take multiple Mass intentions for most days.


Prayers for the Sick

We encourage you to call with the name of family members who are ill and you wish to be remembered in prayer in the Sunday Liturgies and listed in the weekly Bulletin.

In order to respect everyone's privacy, these names must be given by a family member. It is the responsibility of the person requesting a name on the list to update the parish office list every two weeks. If we do not hear from you, we will assume that your family member may be taken off the list. Continuing prayer for those we love is very important to all involved; therefore we ask that you call the Pastoral Center at 847.945.0430 so we may provide a current and meaningful prayer list.

Before you place someone's name in prayer, either at petition time of our weekday liturgies or by adding it to the weekend liturgy without going through the Pastoral Center, be certain to have permission from that person to publicly announce their illness.