November 1, 2020 - Solemnity of All Saints
Dear Friends in Christ:
Halloween is this weekend and in “normal times” we would be excited to answer the door of the rectory and greet the tricker treaters but these are NOT “normal times.” That said, we do want to give our youngsters candy to give them something in the spirit of this tradition. Therefore, at ALL Masses this weekend our volunteers will be at the doors of the church as you leave and will hand little baggies of candy to all the young people present for Mass. We look forward to next year, we hope and pray, when we can once again greet you and see the creative and interesting costumes our young people choose!
We remind you all that THIS SUNDAY we also mark the Solemnity of All Saints and then we celebrate the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed (All Souls’ Day) on Monday. At ALL THE MASSES THIS WEEKEND, candles will be lit in front of the altar as a special way to honor our parishioners who have died throughout the past year. Each family will be provided the opportunity after the Mass they attend to take the candle with their loved ones name on it as a reminder of our prayers for them during this time of loss, and as a reminder of our need to pray for our deceased loved ones. Please note the candles are arranged in alphabetical order by last name. ALL parishioners are welcome to join us in prayer for our parishioners who died this past year and for their families who mourn their loss.
On All Souls’ Day we will have the normal daily Mass at 7AM and 9AM in Saint Bridget Church. Please join us if you are able and then visit your loved ones at the cemetery. In “normal times” this indulgence is only from November 1 to November 8 and if you meet the requirements necessary for a Plenary Indulgence for the Souls in Purgatory. This year this has been EXTENDED for the entire month of November.