ANNUAL MASS FOR DECEASED RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
On Saturday, November 5, 2016, at our parish Mass at 5:30 p.m., we will remember those relatives and friends who have died during this past year. Their names will be read during the Liturgy. Friends and relatives of those who have died will be invited to this special liturgy and ALL members of the parish are encouraged to attend.
BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
A Book of Remembrance will be placed in the lobby in which you can record your loved ones’ names. During the Octave of All Souls Day we will continue to pray for all our deceased family members and parishioners. You may add the names of your beloved using the envelopes sent to you, some of which will be available in the church lobby.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND COMFORT
Speaking of the soul, Bishop Robert Barron reminds us, “There is something in us that transcends the world. . . . The souls of those who have died are alive to God. . . . We are related still to those who have gone before us. They are in a very real sense gone, i.e., not available to us in the ordinary manner because they have passed beyond this world, but they have not disappeared. They are connected to God and, therefore, to everything that God loves. They are not somewhere else; they are somehow else. They exist now in a different way and, thus, they can relate to us in very different ways. We tend to think of the dead as being a long way off, which is not the best way to look at it. They exist in a different dimensional system than ours. And perhaps, they are even closer to us than they were when they were alive and in this world. Thus, we can and we should relate to them. How? Above all, by means of prayer."
All Souls Day Homily 2008
We hope that you will pray often for you deceased family and friends. Please, if possible, join us many times during the month of November as we pray for all of our deceased parishioners and for the deceased family and friends of our parishioners.