Request a Mass “To pray for others is not a futile effort to influence God’s will, but a hospitable gesture by which we invite our neighbors into the center of our hearts. To pray for others means to allow their pains and sufferings, their anxieties and loneliness, their confusion and fears to resound in our innermost selves. It is in and through us that God’s Spirit touches them with healing presence.” –Henri J.M. Nouwen Through the ministry of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Masses may be offered for others—living or deceased — or for other specific requests. A Holy Cross priest will celebrate a Mass for your intention within three months, although the exact time and place cannot be guaranteed.