The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered at these times:
Thursday, November 2, 2017
8:00 a.m. (OF) English
5:30 p.m. (OF) Spanish
7:00 p.m. (EO) Latin
In memory of ALL SOULS, you may place the names of deceased family members and friends in the All Souls Day envelope located in your packet of monthly envelopes or on a separate sheet of paper and place it in the collection basket. Masses will be offered for them throughout the year.
“The holy souls are eager for the prayers of the faithful, which can gain indulgences for them. Their intercession is powerful. Pray unceasingly. We must empty purgatory!” – St. Pio of Pietrelcino
WAYS TO PRAY FOR THE HOLY SOULS IN PURGATORY
Visit a cemetery: Pray over the graves of your departed loved ones, or visit a random graveyard and pray for those who may
have no one to pray for them. Simply doing this gains a partial indulgence for those in purgatory.* While you’re there,
sprinkle holy water on the graves. If you make this visit during the first eight days of the month dedicated to the Holy Souls. (November 1-8) you can gain a plenary indulgence applicable to the souls in purgatory.
When passing by a cemetery, pray the short Eternal Rest prayer. This prayer carries a partial indulgence applicable to the poor souls:
“Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let the perpetual light shine upon them. And may the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.”
Practice the tradition of praying the Eternal Rest prayer (above) before and after your meals as an easy way to remember to pray for the holy souls every day. You can also pray the prayer between the decades of your daily rosary.
Prayer by St. Gertrude the Great
“Eternal Father, I offer You the most precious blood of thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout
the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, for those in my own home, and in my family. Amen.”
Eucharistic Adoration: visit the Blessed Sacrament to make acts of reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus on behalf of those in purgatory.
Sacrifices: practice small acts of self denial throughout your day and offer these penances up for the poor souls.
Offer up your Holy Communions for the souls in purgatory.
Have Masses said for your departed loved ones, especially on the anniversary of his or her death.