The St. Josemaria Feast Day Mass Kit is a special initiative of the St. Josemaria Institute that supports and encourages the celebration of the Mass and the feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva around the world.
We believe that the Feast Day and Mass are a great opportunity to invite your friends, family, and parish community to get to know the spirit and life of St. Josemaria Escriva. The Mass Kit includes the essentials for organizing the event, celebrating the Mass, and providing information to anyone who desires to know more about St. Josemaria Escriva.
When is the Feast Day of St. Josemaria Escriva?
The Church celebrates the liturgical feast day of St. Josemaria Escriva on June 26th.
When can the Mass of St. Josemaria Escriva be celebrated?
St. Josemaria Escriva is among the saints and blesseds of the Roman Martyrology, the Catholic Church’s complete list of saints and blesseds. Therefore, priests who wish to celebrate St. Josemaria's feast day Mass on June 26th, or a Votive Mass, can do so provided the day is free of other general or local feasts that would impede it.
According to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, “on weekdays in Ordinary Time, there may be chosen either the Mass of the weekday, or the Mass of an Optional Memorial which happens to occur on that day, or the Mass of any Saint inscribed in the Martyrology for that day, or a Mass for Various Needs, or a Votive Mass". (GIRM, 355c)
What is included in the Mass Kit?
The Mass Kit includes:
How do I order a Mass Kit?
To order a Mass Kit, please complete and submit the online form below. Please note that we require the details of your event in order to process the order. We also accept orders by phone at 1-630-541-9742.
What is the cost of the Mass Kit?
The Mass Kits are distributed for a suggested donation of $100 (within the USA) and $150 (international). Please click on the "Donate Now" button or mail your donation to: St. Josemaria Institute, 4340 Cross Street, Suite 1, Downers Grove, IL 60515 (USA). Thank you!
You do not need to join PayPal to make your donation online. When you are redirected to the PayPal payment form, click on "Don't have a PayPal?" to pay by credit card.
Orders for the kits are shipped between April 1st and June 12th. International orders are shipped by June 1st. The Mass Kit does not include the sacred vessels and appointments, such as chalice, paten, ciborium, etc., required for the celebration of Mass.
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