As the calendar turned to the month of November this morning, I focused some of my attention on praying for all of our deceased relatives, friends, and benefactors. Having a month set aside to pray specifically for the deceased is a wonderful tradition in the Church. I encourage each of you to include prayers of supplication for all of your deceased loved ones throughout the month of November. By the end of the month it will be a part of your daily prayer life to the point that you can then continue it all year long.
All Saints Day is today. It is a holy day of obligation. Please make the time to participate in the celebration of the Eucharist.
Tomorrow is All Souls Day. It is not a day of obligation, but it is certainly a day of opportunity to remember in a special way all of our deceased loved ones.
"Eternal rest grant unto them o Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen."