Just how many people are being remembered during each Mass?
Singer Barry Manilow, in 1976, wrote a song titled “This One’s for You.” It was written for his grandfather who had passed away. The lyrics in part read: “This one’s for you / wherever you are / to say that nothing’s been the same / since we’ve been apart.” Registering a solid 96 percent on the schmaltz meter, the song was a minor hit.
In the church, we have our own version of “This One’s for You” – though more powerful and efficacious than any song or good wish could ever be: What we commonly called, “Mass intentions.” So for all of you who have wondered about the meaning of Mass intentions, well, this one’s for you. Read more »