The Marian Catechist Mass Guild offers a beautiful alternative to traditional gift giving. Enrollment in the Guild is a gift with supernatural benefits – the grace we all need to grow in holiness! In the words of Servant of God Father John A. Hardon, “We should encourage people to have Masses offered for their own and other people’s intentions. This is our faith. And not just for the deceased but for the living – the living who are suffering, the living who are in need, the living who are estranged from God. There is an extra ordinary special grace for those for whom Masses are offered.” 


Who can be enrolled?

Anyone. The person may be living or deceased. He may be a friend or a family member, an acquaintance who is facing difficult times, or even someone with whom we struggle

What are the benefits of enrollment?

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is offered for enrollees at 12:15 on the first Saturday of each month at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In addition, benefactors of the Marian Catechist Apostolate are remembered in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered by Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, International Director of the Marian Catechist Apostolate, usually on the first Saturday of each month.

What kinds of enrollment are available?

There are two kinds of enrollment: In Memory enrollments are perfect for enrolling a person who is deceased. Our Lady of Guadalupe is featured on the front of these cards. In Honor enrollments are perfect for special occasions ( a birthday, graduation, anniversary, retirement, etc.), or simply as an expression of love, gratitude or concern. These cards feature either the Sacred Heart of Jesus or an icon of the Holy Family. The Holy Family card is especially fitting for Christmas.

What is the cost of the cards and enrollment?

The cards are free. Simply send your name, address, and phone number (in case we have questions), along with the type of cards you would like, to the office of the Marian Catechist Apostolate ( Once you receive the cards, use them as needed, and return the filled-out Mass Guild  donation envelope to the Marian Catechist Apostolate (make checks payable to Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe). When your donation envelope is received, the person/s you would like to enroll will be enrolled, and we will send you a donation confirmation.