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Mass of Remembrance
November 2, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
Please join us as Archbishop Allen Vigneron offers Mass for the intentions of the faithful departed at 6:00 pm on Saturday, November 2. We will most especially honor those who have died during this past year, but you are welcome to join us and pray intentionally or anyone you know who is no longer living on this earth.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “From the beginning the Church has honored the memory of the dead and offered prayers in suffrage for them, above all the Eucharistic Sacrifice, so that, thus purified, they may attain the beatific vision of God” (#1032).
Mass transcends time and space, uniting the faithful in heaven, on earth and in purgatory into a Holy Communion. What a perfect way to remember and pray for our dearly departed loved ones.
In the Christian liturgical calendar, November is devoted to the deceased. November 1 is All Saints’ Day which is a holy day of obligation for us Catholics and a tribute to all saints. November 2 is All Souls’ Day, dedicated to praying for the dead. Hispanic culture celebrates the “Day of the Dead” with festivals at the beginning of November and many people choose the month of November to visit cemeteries.