Wednesday 2nd November: All Souls Day

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Reflection

While the theme of this school week is All Saints, which the Church celebrated yesterday (All Saints Day), today is the companion day, All Souls Day.

While All Saints Day celebrates those people who have died in faith that we raise up as models for our lives, All Souls Day celebrates all who have died.

God cherishes each of us and joins in our sadness when we lose someone that we love. We remember that Christ rose from the dead and conquered death. As people of faith, we believe that all can join with Christ in heaven. Today, we have the opportunity to remember and pray for all who have died, their families, as well as those people in our own lives who have gone on to eternal rest.

There will be a Book of Remembrance in St Joseph’s Room throughout November. Please feel free to write the names of any loved ones who have died. These names will then prayed for at every Mass during November.

Prayer

Let’s spend a moment remembering those we know who have died…

Father of all, we pray to you for those we love, but see no longer: Grant them your peace; let light perpetual shine upon them; and in your loving wisdom and almighty power, work in them the good purpose of your perfect will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.

St Joseph pray for us.

All holy men and women pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.