Just as Jesus died and has risen again, so through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep; and as in Adam all die, so also in Christ will all be brought to life.
Entrance Antiphon Cf. 1 Thes 4:14; 1 Cor 15:22 – Mass of All Souls Day
On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, the Church remembers in a special way our friends and family who have gone before us. The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed -- All Souls’ Day – is a Mass celebrated not only for the dead but also for the consolation of those who grieve. The Catechism of the Catholic Church notes, in part: “From the beginning the Church has honored the memory of the dead and offered prayers in suffrage for them, above all the Eucharistic sacrifice, so that, thus purified, they may attain the beatific vision of God.” (CCC, 1032)
St. Martin de Porres Parish will be celebrating a Mass of All Souls at 7 PM on Thursday, November 3rd in St. Ann Upper Church to honor the memory of the 70 individuals for whom funerals were celebrated through the parish since All Souls Day 2021 and for those each of us hold close to our hearts.
All are welcome and encouraged to join us on November 3rd at St. Ann’s for this Mass.
We will also offer prayers for all the dead throughout the month of November for those whose names are listed in the Parish Book of the Dead at both St. Ann Church and St. Brendan Church. Folks are invited to write the names of the Souls for whom we are asked to remember and pray for.
May the Souls of the Faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
I am the Resurrection and the Life, says the Lord. Whoever believes in me, even though he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will not die for ever.
Communion Antiphon Cf. Jn 11:25-26 – Mass of All Souls Day