The church calls us to celebrate the victory of grace in the lives of all the saints this Tuesday, the Feast of All Saints. In addition to the regular noon mass, we will have another mass at 7:00 pm as we do on all the holy days of obligation. Our ChristLife program will not meet that Tuesday evening, nor will it meet on the following Tuesday which is national election day. (The ChristLife retreat takes place next Saturday.)
November is dedicated to the memory of our beloved dead. A book will be placed near the paschal candle for you to write down the names of the dead for whom you wish us to pray. As we count down the final days of the year of mercy, prayers for the dead are especially meaningful. Prayers for the living and the dead have been considered one of the spiritual works of mercy.
The year of mercy will end on November 20th, the Feast of Christ the King. That evening our parish hosts the annual ecumenical thanksgiving prayer service. I hope you will be able to join us at 7:00 pm for this special gathering!