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All Saints, All Souls, and All Souls Novena

November 2, 2019

The Novena in Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed begins on November 2nd, All Souls Day, and continues for nine consecutive days until November 10th.  Parishioners are encouraged to use the envelopes provided in the Narthex or Parish Office to list the names of loved ones they would like remembered during the Novena.  These Mass Intention envelopes will remain on the Altar during ALL Masses and during Perpetual Adoration throughout the Novena.   Please indicate their names on the special envelope provided for this purpose and deposit it in the offertory basket or drop it off at the parish office.  Your offering will serve the Saint Brigid Fostering Love Ministry.

Praying for the dead is a Christian obligation.  In the modern world, when many have come to doubt the Church’s teaching on Purgatory, the need for such prayers has only increased. The Church devotes the month of November to prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, and participation in the Mass of All Souls Day is a good way to begin the month.

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All Souls Indulgences

An indulgence, applicable only to the souls in purgatory, is granted to the faithful, who devoutly visit a cemetery or columbarium and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed. The indulgence is plenary each day from the first to the eighth of November; on other days of the year, it is partial.
A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the souls in purgatory, is granted to the faithful, who on the day dedicated to the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, November 2 {as well as on a Sunday preceding or following, and on All Saints’ Day) piously visit a church.  In visiting the church it is required that one Our Father and the Creed be recited.

To acquire a plenary indulgence, it is necessary also to fulfill the following three conditions: sacramental Confession, Eucharistic communion, and prayer for the intention of the Holy Father.  The condition of praying for the intention of the Holy Father is fully satisfied by reciting one Our Father and one Hail Mary. The three conditions may be fulfilled several days before or after the performance of the visit; it is, however, fitting that communion be received and the prayer for the intention of the Holy Father be said on the same day as the visit.



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