Province Introduces New Special Occasion Mass Cards
The California Province of the Society of Jesus has introduced a new series of Mass cards for weddings, anniversaries, and the birth of children. As with all of the Province’s Mass cards, there is no charge for the cards.
“Mass cards provide a meaningful way to mark special occasions in the lives of loved ones,” said Joe Naylor, provincial assistant for advancement and communications. “Traditional gifts are nice, but the gift of prayer is truly special and lasting.”
Mass card intentions are remembered in the prayers and Masses of the California Province Jesuits in daily Mass at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos.
Through the Province’s Mass card program, intentions are gathered and placed in a Remembrance Album at the St. Joseph altar in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart. The names in this album are submitted by family and friends who have asked for prayers for loved ones. The lists are updated weekly as new requests come in.
Names remain in the Remembrance Album for one calendar year from the time they are added and are remembered each day in the prayers and at the community Mass offered at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center.
Mary Ellen and Mike Fox have been sending out Mass cards for decades. According to Mary Ellen, the cards offer recipients more than a standard greeting. “It’s more meaningful than just receiving a card,” Mary Ellen said. “The Mass cards have a spiritual meaning. They are a beautiful spiritual bouquet and I think people feel good knowing that they are in the prayers of the Jesuits.”
Though there is no charge for the cards, a $10 donation is encouraged to help fund the educational, social, and international ministries of the Province, as well as to defray the cost of printing and mailing the cards.
To see and order from the full collection of the Province’s Mass cards, including Spanish Mass cards, and to learn about the Province’s Perpetual Certificates, please visit:https://products.jesuitscalifornia.org/cart/selection.aspor call (408) 884-1632 to order Mass cards or Perpetual Certificates.
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