Our deceased brothers and sisters need our prayers and as part of the communion of Saints, we should offer Masses and prayers for them.
As the days grow shorter and the colors of autumn take hold, our thoughts turn to the Commemoration of All Souls. It is these souls whose memory we wish to remember during the month of November according to age old Catholic custom. Think about the dear ones who passed away, especially those whom you miss: parents, brothers, sisters, spouse, children, friends… and many others who have fallen asleep in Christ. Maybe they are waiting for your prayers. Prayer for the dead is our duty and one of the greatest acts of charity we can perform, to help them during their time in Purgatory, so that they can enter more quickly into the fullness of heaven.
In recent years, perhaps no Catholic doctrine has been more misunderstood by Catholics themselves than the doctrine of Purgatory. Consequently, we tend to downplay it, even seem a little embarrassed by it, and feel discomfort with the doctrine.
Purgatory is not, as many people think, one last trial. Purgatory is where those who have died in grace, but who have not fully atoned for the temporal punishments resulting from their sins, go to finish their atonement before entering Heaven. In their time in Purgatory, the souls can pray for us, and we should pray for the faithful departed that they may be freed from the punishment for their sins and enter into Heaven.
Please return to the office the envelopes with the names of your deceased family and friends clearly printed. An envelope has been included in your monthly packet mailed to you. If you would like their names to be read on a certain date, please indicate the date on the envelope. In our Parish, the November prayers for the dead schedule is as follows:
Monday thru Friday - CtK
- 6:30 AM – Divine Mercy chaplet and prayers for the decease
- 7:00 AM – Mass
Saturday - SH
- 4:30 PM – Divine Mercy chaplet and prayers for the deceased
- 5:00 PM – Memorial Mass for the intention of our deceased family members and friends
Wednesday & Friday
- 6 :30 PM – „Wypominki”
- 7:00 PM – Memorial Mass
Our deceased brothers and sisters need our prayers and as part of the communion of Saints, we should offer Masses and prayers for them. Please, don’t forget that the most precious gift to our faith community is you and your attendance at Holy Mass. May God, who calls each of us to holiness, reward you abundantly!