Please join us in remembering deceased loved ones with our Novena of Masses beginning Thursday, November 2.
Novena Mass Cards are available at the church entrances, and help provide names of the deceased for our altar display in November. We also pray for the deceased at the Novena of Masses.
All Souls Day: Photos of loved ones at Shrine for the Dead
We invite you to bring a photo of your loved one for the Shrine for the Dead, a photo display of deceased members of our parish family. You may submit pictures via email to Jeanette Coleman or drop them off at the Parish Center marked with your name and contact information.
We will scan your photos, print them, place them at the shrine and return the original to you. If you bring a copy we can keep, please let us know when you drop it off.
The Book of the Dead starts in a spot by the Baptismal Font November 1st and 2nd, and then moves to the Shrine for the rest of the month. We will enter the names of our parishioners who have died this past year. You are also welcome to enter names of your deceased loved ones in the Book of the Dead. Thank you.
The theological basis for the feast is the doctrine that the souls which, on departing from the body are not perfectly cleansed from venial sins, or have not fully atoned for past transgressions, are debarred from the Beatific Vision, and that the faithful on earth can help them by prayers, almsgiving and especially the sacrifice of the Mass.
– Catholic News Agency