All Souls Day
On All Souls day we will have an 8:30 AM Mass in English and a 7:00 PM Bilingual Mass. We will be remembering our faithful departed from this past year during Mass. The 7pm Mass will be Live Streamed as well.
The background of All Souls Day
The Church celebrates November 2 as the Feast of All Souls, a day to pray for all the faithful departed, especially those who may be in Purgatory (or the process of being purified). The Solemnity of All Saints is followed by the commemoration of All Souls to express the Christian belief in the "Communion of Saints." The Communion of Saints is the union of all the faithful on earth (the Church Militant), the saints in Heaven (the Church Triumphant) and the Poor Souls in Purgatory (the Church Suffering), with Christ as the Head. We are bound together by a supernatural bond. The Church Militant (those of us on earth still engaged in the struggle to save our souls) can venerate the Church Triumphant, and the saints can intercede with God for those still on earth. Both the faithful on earth and the saints in heaven can pray for the souls in Purgatory. Each day, from November 1 through November 8, one can gain a plenary indulgences for the Poor Souls.