In addition, though the 30 consecutive Masses in the Gregorian series need not be celebrated by the same priest, nor at the same altar, they must each be offered for the same departed person for each of the consecutive 30 days. As you will appreciate, few priests by reason of their work are free and able to offer the 30 consecutive Masses of the Gregorian series without interruption. Hence, it requires extra time to arrange to have the Gregorian Masses scheduled as this cannot be done usually in a place where only one priest is stationed; in case he falls ill, there must be at least one other priest available, and free to continue the Masses without interruption. This will explain why a higher stipend is normally requested for the 30 Gregorian Masses. In accordance with a Catholic tradition of over 1300 years a series of thirty Holy Masses, known as Gregorian Masses, is offered on thirty consecutive days exclusively for the repose of the soul of a departed person. The name derives from Pope St. Gregory the Great who was the first to popularize this pious practice. St. Gregory relates in his Dialogues how, when he had fnished the series of thirty Masses for a departed monk, the monk appeared to tell he had thus gained entry into glory on completion of the Gregorian Masses. The hallowed tradition has been delcared a "pious and reasonable belief of the faithful" on the authority of the Sacred Roman Congregation on Indulgences. The customary offering for the uninterrupted series of thirty daily consecutive Masses (for one deceased person only) is a donation of $300.
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