December 2018

The intention of the presiding priest for the daily Conventual Mass, as established by Abbot Martin Marty, OSB, is “for the living and deceased members and benefactors of the monastery.”

As per our Customary, 30 Masses were offered promptly for our confrere, (+) Fr. Benedict Meyer, OSB, after his death on December 14.

As per our Customary, 20 Masses were offered for (+) Sr. Mary Leon Kiesel, OSB, a recently deceased sister of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand.

As per our Customary, a Mass was offered for all living and deceased oblates of Saint Meinrad.

The following intentions were remembered by the priests of our monastery as they offered Masses this month at the Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln, the St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel of the Seminary and School of Theology, the monastery house chapel, the Saint Meinrad Guesthouse Chapel, the St. Bede Chapel, and in some of their various assignments:

For special intentions

On their wedding anniversary:

Patrick and Stacey Beattie (10 years)


For the well-being of:

Fr. Kenneth Betz

Mary Cooper

Ruth and Ed Denning

Bernard & Mary Eagan family

Eugene and Laura Fleck family

Flores and Zamora families

Henry Aaron Gagnon

Fr. James Goodrum

Scott Robb Hudson family

Janicki family

Robert and Monica Kirschmann

Cecilia Kissel

George and Leona Kissel family

Sr. Mary George Kissel, OSB

Krick family

Deacon Steve Olenchock

Schaffstein, Berry, and Snyder families

Donna M. Terry

University of Iowa Catholic Newman Center staff, students, and parishioners


For the eternal repose of:

(+) John Awrey

(+) Deceased members of Barth & Hamilton Retreat

(+) Nancy Bruno

(+) Fr. John Buckel

(+) Earl and Lenora Buechler

(+) President George H.W. Bush

(+) Frank and Frances Denning

(+) Louis Denning

(+) Oscar A. Elsner

(+) Anna Mae Frost

(+) Steven Giles

(+) Lillian Goodman

(+) Ruben Hamilton

(+) Wilma Hamilton

(+) Joseph P. Kelty

(+) Robert L. Kitchin

(+) Philip J. Knaff

(+) Eleanor G. Kozik

(+) Francisco C. Lim

(+) Joseph Mackell

(+) Christopher Muse

(+) Roy Pease

(+) Fr. Joseph Pilger

(+) Fr. William G. Poole

(+) Gilbert Prieto

(+) John and Patty Roesch

(+) Pauline Roma

(+) Fr. Louis Schmidt

(+) Thomas Trainer

(+) Joseph M. Ulanday

(+) Pamela Versaggi

(+) Susan Ida Wagner

(+) Louis Warnock

(+) Mary Warnock

And many other intentions that were requested through individual monks and those that were offered personally by them.

If you would like to request a Mass intention at the Archabbey, please visit our Mass Intentions page.