In our Catholic tradition, November is our month for remembering the communion of life that we have with our beloved deceased – beginning with All Saints Feast on November 1, and All Souls Day on November 2.
We will have our own parish commemoration of the departed on the first weekend of the month, Saturday November 4 and Sunday November 5 at all of our weekend masses.
If you have lost a loved one in your family, or a very close friend, within the past year, you are invited to participate personally in our parish remembrance, by bringing a photo of your loved one, receiving a memorial candle, and having them prayed for by name at the mass.
If you wish to submit the name of a loved one for inclusion in our All Souls remembrance on the weekend of November 4/5, please email the name of your loved one to Julie Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the table that is just inside the side entrance to the church, and add your information to the clipboard that is provided there. Please submit your information no later than Tuesday October 31.
New this year we will also offer a special way for you to remember your loved ones who have passed more than one year ago. During the month of November we invite you to add the names of your loved ones to our book of remembrances. The book will rest on Mary’s altar throughout the month, and will provide a special way for our parish to pray for all of our beloved deceased.