FAQs & Release Notes

I found my parish but the schedule isn’t correct—how can we fix it?

Notice that your parish data isn’t up to date? That usually happens when parishes change their schedules, and we totally understand that it can be frustrating. Luckily, there is an easy way for you to update your parish information: Update your parish data

There’s an easy way to update the data you see by using a desktop, tablet, or smartphone accessing the website or using the Android app—just follow the link beneath the listed mass times to “Update This Parish’s Data.”  The iPhone doesn’t have such a feature yet. When you click on this link your browser will open a new tab that will allow you to make changes, but first, it will request your email address. Don’t worry, we won’t be sending you any junk email. We just like to keep track of who is making the changes.  After that, you will see a form that will allow you to update the data for the parish. Here is a guide that you will find helpful.

We greatly appreciate your help with this. The Mass Times Trust has a daunting task: we’re trying to keep a record of every Catholic Church and every Mass on earth so that your fellow Catholics may be able to find a Mass to attend when they are not able to go to their home parish. To our knowledge, nobody else has as much information as we have been able to collect over the past 25 years. Many hands make light work, and we are grateful for your assistance. If you have any questions or concerns please send an email to webmaster@masstimes.org and we’ll help out.

My church isn’t listed at all—how do we add it?

If you need to add a new church or delete a church because it has closed, please send an email to webmaster@masstimes.org and provide the name of the church and its address.

Are contributions to the Mass Times Trust deductible for U.S. Income Tax Purposes?

The Mass Times Trust is a charitable organization with a 501(c)(3) classification in the United States.  Donations are used to keep the database of churches and Mass times up to date as well as to keep the website and Mass Times for Travel apps current.  The U.S. Federal Employer Identification Number is 65-0724755. The Mass Times Trust is listed in the Official Catholic Directory under the DIocese of Lansing section.  The Internal Revenue Service uses this directory as the basis for recognition of exempt organizations.  The most recent IRS determination letter is available from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Donations may be mailed to Mass Times Trust, 1500 E Saginaw St., Lansing, MI or entered online.

Release Notes

February 2019 - We have replaced Google Maps with another solution after a horrific price increase by Google.  Through most of 2018 we were paying Google $30.00/month for the mapping functionality but their price increases drove our monthly cost to nearly $9,000.00, a 3,000% jump!  Google at least gave people time, in the form of credits, to adjust and we did just that.  Our new mapping partner is Esri using OpenStreetMap.  Donations from visitors such as you helped us cover the cost of development.  Thank you all!

February 2019 - For an indication of what our audience is like please visit our dashboard.