Blessings dearly beloved ones!
I, “a soul”, wish I did a better job of knowing about and tracking all the possible Novenas of Holy Masses that are offered by different Catholic organizations, because I would share them with all of you who follow this blog, MaryRefugeOfSouls, throughout the year.
I always have that same thought about this time of year, because I know that everyone is arranging Holy Masses for their dearly departed loved ones for November. So, everyone has the common need of desiring to obtain as many Holy Masses as possible at an affordable “donation” amount.
Alas, that is one task on my blog to-do list that I seem unable to accomplish for everyone — the year-round tracking of Holy Mass Novenas. But, at the very least, I can be happy to once again share with you all this Catholic organization that offers an All Souls’ Novena of 500 Holy Masses said by their missionary priests during the entire month of November. The minimum offering is $15 (US dollars) for I believe an unlimited list of names to be remembered by the priests.
I do use this organization for my other Holy Mass intentions as well. They do arrange Gregorian Masses (30 consecutive Latin Masses for one dearly departed soul) for a fair expected donation amount. So, if you have a loved one that you want to gain entry to Heaven in the most efficacious and expedient way possible, Gregorian Masses should be considered for him or her.
Also, as I know that people might wonder about this question — what if the person does not need all thirty Latin Masses to gain entry to Heaven? What happens to the extra Masses?
I know that the Lord has indicated in private revelation that any extra Masses or prayers said for any soul who is already in Heaven, is never wasted. The merit of graces gets applied to the next nearest relatives in your generational line, then to friends, then to people that you had some type of connection to in life, then finally, to strangers. But, usually, the need for graces is so great for relatives in purgatory, merit does not typically get applied past the family line to the other groups.