Prayers, Intentions and Donations
We feel privileged to pray for those requesting our prayers and want you to know that Fr. John celebrates Mass each day in our office chapel for all our donors and for those requesting prayers. There is absolutely no charge for these prayers. We are happy to pray for your daily needs and to petition God's blessings for you and your intentions. Those who may not be able to afford a donation for the television Mass should not feel that we will not pray for their needs. On the contrary, there is no charge for prayers! Please call us.
We have developed two levels of sponsorship to assist those who would like to donate in support of the television Mass, and in addition would also like to have the entire television Mass family pray for a loved one or a special intention. We believe that there is power in prayer and know that with the multiplication of our voices on behalf of those in need, our loving God will generously respond with his Blessing. Sharing publicly the name of a person for whom we pray is an invitation to thousands to pray with us on behalf of that person. Each level of sponsorship, with its recommended minimum donation, is a gift for the support of the television Mass. It is not a charge for prayers.
Sponsorship Level 1: Donations of $10.00 or more for each name.
Sponsorship Level 2: Donations of $50.00 or more for each name.
Guidelines for Televised Mass Intention Requests
All Prayer requests must be submitted in writing either vial mail or online using the Donate to ORTV button below. For your convenience please print and complete the prayer/intention request form and mail it with your donation. Please PRINT as clearly as possible. Please make sure your request indicates whether the person(s) or family you want prayed for is Living or Deceased, and include your telephone number, in case we have questions about your request. Please mail your request and donation to: Office of Radio & Television, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712-1052.
Emergency requests are allowed by phone only for accident victims or for those facing unexpected surgery.
We would appreciate a donation with all television prayer requests. Checks/money orders should be made payable to the Office of Radio & Television. For the convenience of our donors we also accept all major credit cards. We do not charge for prayers; however, individual donations are the only means we have to continue the daily television Mass. We are grateful for all donations, and you can be assured of the personal prayers of Fr. John Gatzak and the entire staff of the Office of Radio & Television.
You may also submit your donation and prayer/intention request online. Just click the button below. Unfortunately, prayer/intention requests without a donation cannot be submitted online at this time. Please either mail or email (TVMass @ ortv-hartford.org [without the spaces]) your request.
ORTV, Inc. operates the Office of Radio & Television and WJMJ Radio. ORTV, Inc. is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, and is included as a subordinate organization under a Group Exemption Ruling issued by the IRS to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
As indicated in the most recent IRS Group Ruling Determination Letter, contributions to the subordinate organizations included in the USCCB group ruling are deductible for federal income, estate and gift tax purposes under sections 170, 2055, 2106 and 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code.
Special Request Dates
The daily television Mass is of untold benefit to those who most dearly need God's personal presence in their lives. It is because of our dedication to God and to his people that we are committed to ensuring the availability of the television Mass for years to come. Because of the enormous expense of televising the Mass we are most grateful to those who generously contribute to its support. A gift of $10 pays for just 9.8 seconds of the production and airtime expense of the Mass for one day. Only with everyone's help and support can we hope to continue the television Mass.
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