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Leslie Beauregard wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Can you please tell me if enrolling a departed loved one in the Association of Marian Helpers 15 years of daily Mass with other members will work the same as having 30 Gregorian Masses said for them?

Blessings to you,


  { Will an enrollment in the Association of Marian Helpers for 15 years equal 30 Gregorian Masses? }

Mary Ann replied:

Hi, Leslie —

No, they are different things.

The Gregorian Masses are Masses for the faithfully departed said specifically for the person, and are said on 30 consecutive days.

The Marian Helpers enrollment simply includes a person with a group that is remembered as a group in the daily Mass of the priests who say Mass, either:

  • as an intention included when they pray for the departed during the Eucharistic prayer
  • as part of the prayers of the faithful, or
  • some other general way by which all donors' departed are included.

Mary Ann

Mike replied:

Hi, Leslie —

What ever you decide, in addition to having a set of Masses said for your loved one, you may want to consider starting a perpetual prayer program in their honor. It's a great way to network with other faithful Catholics on a regular basis.

I've created another web site just for this purpose. We have a Holy Souls Prayer Program starter kit we can send you for FREE. If you are interested, read about our work here and get your program today:


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