…..from your Pastor’s Desk:
ALL SAINTS DAY: Tuesday, November 1st , a Holy Day of Obligation
We celebrate all those countless persons who are in heaven, but do not have a special “feast day.” They are of all kinds and varieties: young and old, jolly and reserved,
introverted and extroverted, active and contemplative, rich and poor, and so on. They have
one thing in common: They loved God above all things, and tried to serve Him in every aspect of their lives.
This is our calling as well. All of us are called to be saints. So then, let us pledge that we shall be loyal to the Lord at all times in order that we may join all the saints in heaven. In order to accommodate your work and school schedules, three masses will be offered so that all of you can attend—7am, 9am and 6:30pm.
ALL SOULS DAY: Wednesday, November 2nd
Is the day the whole church throughout the entire world honors its beloved dead. We pray for the souls in Purgatory who will one day pray for our souls when they are in Heaven
and we are in Purgatory.
There is a long-standing (and honorable) practice of submitting the names of your beloved deceased to be included in the masses of that day. I take that one step further and keep them on the altar and pray for them at every mass for the entire month of November.
Envelopes are available at the doors of church for this purpose (or you can use any envelope you wish). Traditionally, an offering accompanies the names, but if that is not possible, please still do submit the names of deceased family and friends you wish included in the November Masses. That is what is most important to me so I can pray for
them by name. You can put them in a basket reserved for them that will be brought up with the Bread and Wine, or, you can submit names any time this coming month, either at Mass or by dropping your envelope by the office.
In order to accommodate your work and school schedules. two masses will be offered that day so that all of you can attend—9am and 6:30pm. Please make your best effort to attend one of these Masses to pray for your beloved deceased.