All Souls in Minneapolis, with Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminarians
Continuing their stay at All Saints, our newest apostolate in Minneapolis, Fr. Joseph Bisig, FSSP, and the seminarians of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary joined Fr. Simon Harkins, FSSP, in commemorated All Souls by a Solemn High Requiem Mass.
Much like a Requiem Mass for a member of the faithful departed, in which their casket is present, the commemoration of All Souls has a empty casket called the catafalque (pronounced “catafaulk”), which represents the faithful departed of the parish. The first Mass of All Souls includes a blessing to the deceased of the parish with this absolution of the catafalque, performed after the sermon.
November 22, 2013