It is a beautiful and ancient Catholic tradition to have a Mass said for a loved one, especially on an occasion like Father's Day. Your Mass offering will support a poor priest overseas and 100% of the Mass stipend is forwarded to the priest (no administration costs are taken). The priest will then say Mass for your intentions.
Often we only think to have a Mass said for the repose of the soul of a loved one that has passed away, but Masses can also be arranged for those who are alive too. The Council of Trent says that Mass may be said "for the living and the dead, for sins, punishments, satisfactions, and other necessities."
Many spiritual fruits result from offering a Mass. The celebration of the Eucharist is the highest form of worship in the Catholic Church because we unite ourselves with Christ's sacrifice on the cross in worship of his Father.
Give your Dad a precious spiritual gift this Father's Day.
You can also arrange a Mass over the phone by calling Aid to the Church in Need during business hours. (AEST)
TEL: 1800 101 201.