All Souls' Memorial Mass
All Souls Memorial Mass at Saint Richard Parish
The Church has consistently encouraged the offering of prayers and Mass for the souls of the faithful departed in Purgatory. At the time of their death, these souls are not perfectly cleansed of venial sin or have not atoned for past transgressions, and thereby are deprived of the Beatific Vision. The faithful on earth can assist these souls in Purgatory in attaining the Beatific Vision through their prayers, good works and the offering of Mass.
On Wednesday November 2, 2016, a special All Souls Mass will be celebrated where we will remember in a special way the souls of all who were buried in our parish during this past year. We will also share in a time for fellowship following the Mass.
"…in visiting cemeteries to pray with affection and love for our dear departed ones, we are invited once again to renew with courage and with strength our faith in eternal life; indeed, we are invited to live out this great hope and to give witness to it in the world.”
–Pope Benedict XVI, All Souls Day 2011