How to Enter Holy Day Masses and Record Mass Counts

Holy Day Masses should not be entered with the regular weekend Mass counts. These counts do not count toward the regular Sunday Obligation, therefore should be recorded separately. If the holy day falls on the Sunday, then it is recorded as a regular Sunday Mass and counts toward both the Holy Day and Sunday Obligations. Recording Holy Day Mass counts is optional, same as for Daily Masses.

There are two options for entering Holy Day Masses.
1. Create an individual Mass on the Mass schedule for each Holy Day Mass
    2. Create one Mass on the Mass schedule for all Holy Masses.


1. Create an individual Mass on the Mass schedule for each Holy Day Mass

   2. Create one Mass on the Mass schedule for all Holy Masses.

To avoid having to weed thru multiple Masses on your Mass schedule – you can create one scheduled Mass called “Holy Day Masses.” The day of the week for the Mass would be any day Monday thru Friday – just not Saturday or Sunday. You will record all of the Holy Day Masses in this one Mass, recording the date, the count, and using the area field to note which Mass it is for like “5:30 All Saints Mass.”

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  1. To add a Holy Day Mass to your schedule or a Mass for each individual Holy Day Mass, Click on Scheduling -> Service Maintenance
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  1. Click New Service to add a Mass named “Holy Day Masses” or add a Mass for each individual Holy Day or special Mass ie. “Ash Wednesday” or “Assumption of Mary Aug 15”
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  2. Create the Holy Day Mass Enter the Mass Name, Time, and Day of the Week (for Holy Days do not choose Saturday or Sunday) and Press Save.  Leave this Mass as active.
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**Note that Masses will appear on the list in the order they are entered and cannot be re-sorted. ** You can contact Gabriel Support at greenbay@gabrielsoft.com and ask them to sort your Masses in the order you would prefer.

  1. Once complete, you will see your Holy Day Mass or Individual Holy Day Masses appear on your schedule.
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  2. To record the Mass count for a Holy Day Mass:

    If using the all Holy Days Masses, enter the information as you normally would for any Mass, but choose the Holy Day Mass from the schedule. (If entering Masses into each individual Holy Day Masses see Step 8)

Select View on the right side of the Holy Day Mass

Click on the Counts tab and Select Add Service Attendance.
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  1. Select the Date the Mass was on, add Comments regarding the Holy Day Mass in the “Area” section and enter the number of people attended this Mass, and Press Save. Continue entering Counts for all Masses for that Holy Day.

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  1. Here is an example of what it would look like if you have entered several Holy Day Masses over time.
     

    If a Holy Day falls on the Sunday, you can enter the Mass counts on your normal weekend Mass schedule, even if the times vary from what the schedule indicates. For instance, if your parish normally has one 9:00 am Sunday Mass, but for Easter you offer two Masses at 8:00 and 10:00. You can enter each count as a separate entry in the existing 9:00 am schedule, with comments in the Area about the Mass. Here's an example of using the regular Sunday 8:30 Mass slot to record two Masses instead of one.
     


     
  2.  If entering Masses into each individual Holy Day Mass
    1. Follow Steps 2 & 3 to create a Mass on your Schedule for each Holy Day
       
    2. Follow Steps 5 & 6 – but selecting the particular Holy Day Mass from the schedule. You may enter all Masses from that Holy Day into this particular Mass if several Mass options were offered on that day.
      1. Here is an example of Ash Wednesday Mass counts entered into the Ash Wednesday Mass