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Form letter from Fr Birch re Mass Offerings at the Shrine

Addressed to one who has made a Mass Offering
Due to the large number of requests it cannot be guaranteed that an individual Mass will be said at the Shrine.
The enclosed is an explanation of the Novena of Shared Masses. If you do not reply then the presumption is that you want an individual Mass - it may be said by another priest who will receive the offering and the intention. If an individual Mass is very special to you then Fr Birch will try to accommodate you.

Birch, Clive Rev SM LGSM

Fr Birch to Bishop Clark: Mass Offering and Stipends procedure

Fr Birch states that:

  • People expect masses to be said at the Shrine
  • they presume the stipend goes to the Shrine
  • the current system saddens them
  • they are joyous at the enclosed system.
    The new system means they know what is happening - gives figures to illustrate the system
    Naturally the canonical and traditional stipend - a Mass for those who require it - 623 on the waiting list
    [Attached is a form letter with an explanation of "Novena of Shared Masses"]

Birch, Clive Rev SM LGSM