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All Souls Day
November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
On the Feast of All Souls, the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed, we pray for the souls of those who have died and are still in purgatory, being prepared for eternal life in heaven. We believe that we remain connected with members of the Church after death and that we can help those souls in purgatory through our prayers. Praying for the dead is one of the spiritual works of mercy. While the dead were prayed for since the earliest days of Christianity, it was done at different times. St. Odilo of the Abbey of Cluny is thought to have fixed this date in the 10th century so that monks in the abbey could offer special prayers for the dead on the day after All Saints Day, November 1st.
Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate a Mass on All Souls Day at 12 noon in St. Mary’s Cathedral. Prayers in the Mass will remember in a special way deceased bishops, clergy and deacons of the Fall River Diocese. The Mass will be livestreamed on the Diocesan Facebook page. (Anyone interested in attending the Mass must preregister here because of pandemic occupancy restrictions.)
For the time of Mass(es) offered on All Souls Day at other churches, please visit the parish website or check its bulletin for information. A listing of parishes along with their websites may be found here.