Annual Mass of Remembrance – Homily

It is our tradition, as it is in many parishes, to offer an annual Mass of Remembrance for those who died in the last year. Here is my homily for our Mass of Remembrance this year. All Souls’ Day – Annual Mass of RemembranceWisdom 3:1-9Psalm 23Philippians 3:20-21John 11:17-27November 2, 2022 Losing a loved one is …

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Homily for Mass of Remembrance

Mass of Remembrance for Those Who Died in the Last YearWisdom 3:1-91 Thessalonians 4:13-18Luke 23:44-46, 50, 52-53; 24:1-6aNovember 2, 2021 Each person that we pray for by name tonight died in the last year.  It may have been a year ago or a month ago.  Each person who is here tonight, even two people who …

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The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

Today (November 2nd) is the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed.  That’s its official title.   It is more commonly called All Souls’ Day.  Yesterday we celebrated the Solemnity of All Saints honoring all those who are now saints dwelling in the heavenly kingdom with God.  In my blog article yesterday, I spoke about the Communion of …

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