In many developing countries in the world priests earn very little and are often almost completely dependent on Mass stipends from abroad. Above all, those priests teaching in seminaries – training the future shepherds of the Church and giving them a solid academic formation and human and spiritual support – do not have a parish to minister to and therefore lack even the support of the ordinary Catholic faithful.

In order to support priests in their service, and as an expression of their gratitude, the Catholic faithful have since the earliest Christian times given them Mass offerings – in other words, they have asked the priest to celebrate Holy Mass for a particular intention and in return given him money or another small gift in kind. In no sense is this a matter of ‘paying’ for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, but rather of showing that we, as Christians, wish to thank and support those who bring Christ to us.

Your general Gift of Faith can help to teach and form the priests of tomorrow; ensuring that whatever hardships and sufferings may beset Christians peoples, they will always receive spiritual strength through the sacraments.


ACN has created a new range of Mass Card that are available from our offices now. These beautiful Mass cards are both traditional and contemporary. The outside based on an altar with an embossed frame with a gold foil surround. The inside is classic yet modern.

Mass Cards are available for all occasions. You can see a small sample of our collection below.

TO ORDER

Please call Marian, Anne or Claire at our offices in Glasnevin on 01 837 7516.
Or email your request along with your phone number to masses@acnireland.org.

Have a look at a sample of our Mass Cards. If you don’t see the one you’re looking for, let Claire or Anne know and we can customise one for you.