Remembering those who have gone before us in faith
November is the month that we remember all the faithful departed on the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (previous referred to as All Souls). We gather as a faith community to remember those who have died at the Mass of Remembrance on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at the 11:00 a.m. Sunday liturgy. Dessert reception to follow.
In preparation for this feast day, please come by the Hospitality Area after each weekend Mass on October 18/19 and October 25/26 to inscribe the name of your loved ones - especially those who have died in the last year - into the Book of Remembrance.
Please pray for those names in the Book of Remembrance. Keep these and all the Intentions of our parish in your prayers. Below is a prayer for our departed brothers and sisters:
To destroy the shroud of death, Lord God, and to wipe away our tears, you promised a joyful feast on your holy mountain, and sent your Son, the Word made flesh, to guide us to that glory.
Bring all the faithful departed to share the victory of the risen Christ. Give us strength also on our earthly pilgrimage to deny ourselves, to take up our cross and to follow Christ, gladly losing our lives for Jesus and for the sake of the gospel.
We ask this through the Lord Jesus, our Passover and our Peace, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.
Eternal rest grant unto him/her, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon him/her.
May he/she rest in peace.
May his/her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.