Are Masses said in
honor of the saints offered to the saints?
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No. As stated by the
Council of Trent...
"And though the
Church has been accustomed to celebrate some Masses now and then in honor and in
memory of the saints, yet she does not teach that the sacrifice is offered to
them, but to God alone, who has crowned them [can. 5]. Thence the priest is not
accustomed to say: 'I offer sacrifice to you, Peter and Paul,' but giving thanks
to God for their victories, he implores their patronage, so that 'they
themselves may deign to intercede for us in heaven, whose memory we celebrate on
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