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Mass Intentions

It is a longstanding tradition in the Church that a Priest may be requested to offer a Mass for a specific intention.  You may request that Masses be offered by the monk-priests of St. Bernard for your intentions.



You are invited to make a free will offering, called a stipend, to apply the Mass to a specific intention. Your offerings for Holy Masses are used to support the monks of Saint Bernard Abbey.

Suggested stipends/ offerings:

  • Individual Mass:
    $10.00 (minimum), $15.00, $25.00

  • Novena of Masses (9 consecutive Masses):
    $90 (minimum)

  1. How much does a Mass cost?
    The stipend in no way corresponds with the value of a Mass, which is of infinite value. Mass does not cost anything.  Rather, the asker gives a free-will offering to support the work of the priest celebrating the Mass.

  2. Can you offer Mass on a specific date for my intention?
    You are welcome to request a specific date and we will try to accommodate your request, but it is almost impossible for us to guarantee that a Mass will be offered on a specific date.

  3. How do I request a Mass to be said?
    Please send a letter indicating:
    +  Your name
    +  The Intention of the Mass (including, if applicable, the name of any person(s) for whom the intention is associated and whether the person is living or dead.)
    +  The Stipend for the Mass (see above recommended offering).
         Cash or check made out to "St. Bernard Abbey".  USD only.
         If you are unable to make a donation at this time, you may           still submit a request.
    +  Mail your request to:

                    Saint Bernard Abbey
                    1600 St. Bernard Drive, S.E.
                    Cullman, Alabama 35055

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