T he practice of offering Gregorian Masses for the repose of the soul of a deceased person was started by Pope Saint Gregory the Great, who ruled the Church from to The event that started this pious practice took place while he was abbot of St. In the fourth book of his Dialogues, St. Gregory relates how one of the monks of his monastery, named Justus, did not keep his vow of poverty very well.
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I'm a little pessimist but I think it would be hard to find a Novus Ordo parish that's willing to offer Gregorian Masses. Probably a lot of priests don't even know what they are. I wish I could afford to do it again! I've never heard it mentioned the parishes I've attended.
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Just as we pray for others here on earth, we are encouraged by the Church to pray for souls who may be in purgatory. We are all in need of grace to come into the perfection of charity. We cannot enter heaven if we have not been completely cleansed of sin and all punishment due to sin. Catechism of the Catholic Church and Priests are under a strict obligation to remember in a special way the person for whom the Mass is being offered. The intention for the Mass is listed in the bulletin. The great Doctor of the Church, St. Anselm, declares that a single Mass offered for oneself during life may be worth more than a thousand celebrated for the same intention after your death. The merit of the Masses we have offered for ourselves during life will obtain for us a higher degree of glory in Heaven, since we have made the meritorious sacrifice of offering the stipend for the Mass. After death, this is impossible for us.