Offering Mass for a special Intention is a long standing tradition in the Church. It is usually considered that special graces are obtained for whom the Mass is said. Masses are offered for many reasons, for the souls in purgatory, in remembrance for someone who is deceased, or in honour of a birthday or special anniversary.
When people request a Mass, we are obliged to see that the Mass is said. However, as we have so many requests for Mass we sometimes have to send them to other priests who do not have as many requests as we have. The important thing is that the Mass is said –not where, when or by which priest.
We are not obliged to announce the intention at Mass and sometimes Masses need to be moved, e.g. when a funeral occurs. Therefore, we are not able to guarantee times and dates for Masses - or which priest will celebrate the Mass.