Feast of All Souls

Since the early Church, Christians have prayed for the dead. By the 7th century, some monastic foundations reserved this day [November 2nd] to pray for deceased members and benefactors. in 988, Odilo, abbot of the great monastery of Cluny in France, established the tradition of keeping, “with joyous affection, the memory of all the faithful departed who have lived from the beginning of the world until the end.”

~ Living With Christ, Nov. 2020

Tonight at 7:00pm we will celebrate our annual All Souls Memorial Mass, during which we will pray for all our faithful departed, and especially those parishioners who have passed away over the last year.  Because of the pandemic many of you may not be able to join us for Mass, so we ask you to take a moment today and pray for our faithful departed, and their families.

Below is our virtual Book of Life. Normally in the month of November we would invite you to write the names of your deceased loved ones in our physical book in the church.  However, in these pandemic times we have adapted this practice.  If you would like to have your deceased loved one’s name added to our Book of Life please email or call the parish office (519-745-7301) and we will write them in for you. The physical book will be kept in our sanctuary, and our virtual book will be on the front page of our website for all of November, and will be updated weekly.  We will pray for all those whose names are written in this book during all the Masses in November.