Today is All Souls Day, a day when our Church tradition invites us to pray for the people who have died and are in Purgatory.
Purgatory is not, as many people think, a place where a vindictive God sends us to punish us a bit more before we go to heaven. Our Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us, “All who die in God’s grace, but are still imperfectly purified, are assured eternal salvation, but must first undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.”
Consistent with these teachings and traditions, we know that through the prayers of the faithful on Earth, the dead are cleansed of their sins so they may enter into heaven. We don’t know how long this process takes, but we know our prayers help.
So, let us remember today, and every day, those who are departed and may be in Purgatory, and let’s pray for them.
De Colores, Deacon Kevin
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.