There is no greater gift.

In the holy Mass, your prayerful intentions are joined to the timeless prayer of the cross, where Jesus Christ, in the greatest act of love, gave His life for us.

Your faith-filled offering for the Mass becomes an act of love that supports Capuchin missionaries around the world.

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The tradition of offering Masses for others, particularly the deceased, dates back to the earliest days of the Catholic Church. Inscriptions discovered on tombs in Roman catacombs from the second century A.D. beg for prayers for the repose of the souls of deceased loved ones.

But today, offering Masses on specific dates in local parishes can be difficult due to crowded Mass intention schedules and fewer parishes.  The Seraphic Mass Association can eliminate this challenge.  Our missionary priests around the world are humbled and honored to offer Masses for your loved ones on specific dates.

More about the work of the Seraphic Mass Association

Support our Missionaries

Your generous gift for our Capuchin missionaries will reach the remotest parts of the world, spreading the Gospel and reaching out to the poorest of the poor.

Masses for the Living

In all life's successes and struggles, the holy Mass is the greatest gift of all.

Mission Projects

From drilling water wells to building schools and clinics, Capuchin missionaries rely on your faith-filled generosity to improve the living conditions for the poorest of the poor.

Padre Pio Novena

"Pray, hope and don't worry!" Include your loved ones and intentions in our special 900 Masses that will be offered in honor of St. Pio beginning on his feast day, September 23.

St. Anthony Mission Partners

You can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Capuchin missionaries with pledged prayers and financial support as a St. Anthony Mission Partner.

Planned Giving

A simple act of kindness can have phenomenal impact in the missions. Planned acts of charity through gifts of cash, securities, a bequest, beneficiary designation, or similar, provide hope for the future of the Seraphic Mass Association's work around the world.