A Blessed Memorial Day to All

June 18th, 1944: US Navy “Seabees” attend Mass in Normandy

Today we observe Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember those who have given their lives in the service of our country. Let us pray this day for the repose of the souls of all our fallen servicemen and women, for the healing of the wounded, and for the safe return of those deployed in dangerous regions far from home.

Some FSSP parishes are offering Requiem Masses on this day for the souls of the fallen. We’ve listed as many as we can below. This is not an exhaustive list, so be sure to check your bulletin to see if there is one being offered near you.

FSSP San Diego, 9 a.m.
FSSP Chesapeake, 9 a.m.
FSSP Richmond, 8 a.m. (this is not a Requiem as far as we know, but is being offered for deceased veterans, POWs and MIAs)

Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine: et lux perpétua lúceat eis. In memória ætérna erit justus: ab auditióne mala non timébit.

Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them. The just shall be in everlasting remembrance; he shall not fear the evil hearing.

May 28, 2018