All Souls Day
A most blessed All Souls Day! Today we especially remember to pray for all our departed relatives, friends, benefactors, and all the faithful departed. On this day priests are allowed to celebrate three Masses, and in the liturgy we call to mind our final end and implore God’s mercy upon the Poor Souls in Purgatory and upon us sinners. Devotion to the Poor Souls is a holy practice recommended by the Church to speed the deliverance of those who have died in God’s grace but are undergoing the purification necessary to enter Heaven, and it is a great act of charity to remember these souls today, during the month of November and throughout the year. Those souls whom we aid will surely pray for us when they arrive Heaven.
Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine: et lux perpétua lúceat eis.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them.
November 2, 2017