PRAYERS FOR ALL SOULS AND OUR BELOVED DEPARTED
On All Souls Day, we not only remember the dead, but we apply our efforts through prayer, almsgiving, and the Mass, to their release from Purgatory.
There are two plenary indulgences attached to All Souls Day, one for visiting a church and another for visiting a cemetery. (The plenary indulgence for visiting a cemetery can also be obtained every day from November 1-8, and, as a partial indulgence, on any day of the year.)
Question: What is a Plenary Indulgence?
Answer: A Plenary Indulgence is the full remission of the temporal punishment due to sin. (Baltimore Catechism)
While the actions are performed by the living, the merits of the indulgences are applicable only to the souls in Purgatory.
Praying for the dead is a Christian obligation. In the modern world, when many have come to doubt the Church’s teaching on Purgatory, the need for such prayers has only increased.
The Church devotes the month of November to prayer for the souls in Purgatory, and participation in the Mass of All Souls Day is a good way to begin the month.
WHAT IS PURGATORY? (Catholic Catechism Nos. 1030-1032)
“All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.
The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification of the elect, which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned…”
GREAT ACT OF CHARITY TO PRAY FOR DEAD
Prayer for the dead, is one of the greatest acts of charity we can perform. Through our prayers, we can help the faithful departed during their time in Purgatory, so that they can enter more quickly into the fullness of Heaven.
Eternal Rest Prayer:
“Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.”
PRAYER FOR A DECEASED MOTHER
For most of us, it was our mother who first taught us to pray and helped us to understand the mysteries of our Christian Faith. We can help repay her for that gift of faith by praying for the repose of her soul. If our mother is in heaven and doesn’t need our prayers, God grants help to another soul.
This prayer is a good way to remember our mother. It is especially useful to pray as a novena on the anniversary of her death; or during the month of November, or simply anytime that her memory comes to mind.
A Prayer for a Deceased Mother
“O God, who hast commanded us to honour our father and our mother; in Thy mercy have pity on the soul of my mother, and forgive her her trespasses; and make me to see her again in the joy of everlasting brightness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.”
Pray for the Holy Souls every day and they will certainly pray for you and welcome you to heaven.
Parish Contact Details
Masses 31st Week Ordinary Time
2nd – 9th Nov
Saturday 1st All Saints
6.30pm Mass (Mark Fitzgibbon, Doyle Fm)
Sunday 2nd All Souls day
9.00am Mass (For deceased parishioners, family members, and loved ones)
9.00am Mass (Maree McGrath)
Tuesday 4th St Charles Borromeo
9am Mass (Frances, Norm & Paul Tillett)
9am Mass (Baron Lethbridge & Dunn families)
11.00am Holy Communion to Homes
12.00 Mass (Peter, Joe & Wilma Talbot)
10.00am Mass at Karinya (All the Sick; Persecuted Christians)
9am Mass (Mark Fitzgibbon, Chesnall, Curran, King & Robinson families)
2.00pm Wedding: Nancy Coppolino and Blaize Naughtin
6.30pm Vigil Mass (Jayden Schmidt family; Sr Gerard (Pat O’Connor)
9.00am Mass (All parishioners, deceased family members, and loved ones)
10.45am Mass at Coreen
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URGENT: BISHOP ASKS PRAYERS
Prayer: Middle-East Christians in Iraq still suffering torture & exile & need our prayers.
Please also pray for the thousands suffering and the 5,000 who have already died from Ebola in West Africa.
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Also Remember in Prayer
Sr Patricia O’Connor (Sr Gerard) RSM, Mark Fitzgibbon, Noel Houlihan, Sr Marie Louise RSM, Aileen Dix, Hunt family, Kevin Elliott, Kerry Plunkett, Jace Whyte, Noreen Rourke, Pat Kelly. Funeral Booklets for deceased at: http://stmaryscorowa.org/honour-roll/
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NOTICES: Meetings / Imp. Dates:
02 Nov TODAY! Sun 10am-2pm ST MARY’S SCHOOL FETE at St Mary’s School
Wrap with Love: NEXT SEWING DAY: Mon 10th Nov 9.30am-12. All welcome!
ADVANCE NOTICE: 2-3RD Dec. ‘Walking with Love’ Regional Workshop at Quality Siesta Resort, 416 Wagga Rd, N. Albury Ph. 02-60254555 “…to support pregnant women continue with their pregnancies.”
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Roster 8th – 9th November 2014
6.30pm Sandral Fm
9.00am Svarc Fm
6.30pm J & P Schnelle
9.00am E & B Christy
6.30pm I & F Brooks
9.00am K Flower K King
Altar: M Fitzgibbon
6.30pm A Pilgrim P Kerr
9.00am P Hanrahan
6.30pm S Knight, M Blockley
9.00am B Linsell-Willett J Tilders
Collection T Moroney
Counters M Kelly
New Mass Rosters on back table
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CATHOLIC RADIO – via INTERNET
This week on “The Journey” which airs on 9 November, we will start the show with a gospel reflection from Matthew Chapter 12:38-44; Host of the show, Jude Hennessy interviews Roby Curtis, founder of Blind Eye, an organisation to help those in need in urban settings; Fr Dave Callaghan reflects on “Sharing What’s at Our Core with Jesus” and we hear some great songs from Brooke Fraser, Jake Nauta and Steffany Gretzinger.
…Tune in to 98.5 THE LIGHT Albury- Wodonga. For the Catholic segments of the program from Wollongong diocese, tune in on Sundays at 11am, and for the repeat at 9.00pm Sunday evening. If those times don’t suit, listen anytime via podcasts at: http://www.dow.org.au/news/catholic-radio