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Request a Series of Gregorian Masses
Gregorian Masses are a series of 30 Masses offered on consecutive days. Gregorian Masses are offered only for the deceased and they can usually begin ten days after receiving the request. The offering for a set of Gregorian Masses is one hundred and fifty dollars.
The custom of offering a set of Gregorian Masses dates back to Pope St. Gregory the Great (died 604) who wrote in the DIALOGUES (4:55; PL 77: 416-421) about a monk who obtained release from Purgatory after thirty Masses were offered on his behalf. The Church has declared the confidence of the faithful in the efficacy of Gregorian Masses to be pious and reasonable.