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Invalid First Friday Intention(s)?
« on: May 06, 2022, 07:30:20 AM »
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  • If I attend Mass on 9 consecutive first Fridays, and receive Holy Communion (hopefully in the state of grace), and/or:

    1) Attended said Masses specifically to avail myself of the attached promises, but forgot to form that specific/explicit/conscious intention at one or more of the Masses;

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    2) Not being sure of what, precisely, the formed intention is supposed to be (eg., sometimes I only had the intention to “attend and receive Communion for the nine first Friday’s and the promises attached,” or some such conscious intention, but at other first Friday Masses, I wondered if the conscious intention required a more specific formula, making reference to “atoning for the outrages against the sacred heart (meaning my intentions, implicit or explicit in #1 above did not suffice).”

    Today would be my 9th first Friday Mass, and I’m not sure if I qualified for the promises, because of this issue about the requisite intention.

    What do you think?

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    Re: Invalid First Friday Intention(s)?
    « Reply #1 on: May 06, 2022, 07:36:12 AM »
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    Re: Invalid First Friday Intention(s)?
    « Reply #2 on: May 06, 2022, 07:41:55 AM »
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  • Clearly you've gone with the intent to do the First Fridays, so it seems to me that your intention "qualifies"
    "The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: ‘Here is the wolf!’ when it enters the flock or anywhere else." -- Saint Francis de Sales

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    Re: Invalid First Friday Intention(s)?
    « Reply #3 on: May 06, 2022, 07:46:19 AM »
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  • One of my children who made all the first Fridays told me he accidentally made the intention to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart (he intended to do the first Fridays, but made his ten ruin to the wrong Person).  Makes me wonder too.

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    Re: Invalid First Friday Intention(s)?
    « Reply #4 on: May 06, 2022, 07:56:13 AM »
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  • I asked the same questions to an SSPX priest, and this is his response (shared in case any are scripting on this point):

    “Remember we should do the first Fridays as an ongoing devotion not just limited to 9.
    If we've made the intention of doing the devotion at the beginning that intention carries through the whole exercise/devotion unless we renounce that intention or announce something contrary to it.
    I think we should receive the benefit from the devotion.”