Mass Intention Cards

Is it just me, or has the length of time our newly deceased are laid out for a viewing been drastically reduced over the past 10 years and especially since COVID?  I’m not sure what all the customs are throughout our fair land, but where I come from (Toronto) and for people of Italian descent like me, it wasn’t uncommon for someone to have been laid out for at least 2 days.  Typically, there would be a viewing from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and from 5:00 to 8:00 pm for 2 days prior to the funeral Mass and burial.  Often, there would still be time to say our last good-byes on the morning of the funeral.

Times have changed.  The new norm appears to be only one viewing for a couple of hours before the day of the funeral.  Sometimes, not even that.  It might just be the funeral Mass at which we can pay our final respects.

Now, I’m not here to judge, but if you’re like me, often times your schedule is too tight to find time for those final respects.  This is where CMIC might be of service.  Did you know that we have Memorial Mass Cards that are ideal for just such occurrences?  These cards are adorned with the icon of our Patron, St. Philip Neri and are available for a suggested offering of $10.00.  CMIC would then arrange for a Mass to be said by a missionary priest.

Special Intention Mass Cards are also available.  These are ideal for friends and relatives who are recovering from illness or suffering from loneliness, family issues and so on.  The comfort of knowing a Mass is being said for their personal intentions could be most uplifting.

Lastly, we have Birthday Mass Cards.  Again, if you’re like me, you’ve got that friend or relative who’s having a birthday and you just don’t know what to get them.  What better present is there than having a Mass celebrated by a Canadian missionary?

For more information about our Mass cards, please contact us at 1-866-937-2642 or e-mail