Prayer for the Deceased

Yes, today is Halloween but it was originally celebrated as “All Hallow’s Eve.” All Hallow’s Eve was (is) the day before All Saint’s Day which is the day we remember all the “unsung Saints” who are now in Heaven.

Something not so mentioned (or popular) nowadays is All Soul’s Day. It is a day that we pray in a special way for the souls in Purgatory. The official day All Soul’s Day is November 2 but we can (and should) pray anytime for those dear souls. So, let us do so today:

Image by LoveToTakePhotos (2015) via Pixabay, CCO Public domain

Image by LoveToTakePhotos (2015) via Pixabay, CCO Public domain

Receive in tranquility and peace, O Lord, the souls of your servants who have departed this present life to come to you. Grant them rest and place them in the habitations of light, the abodes of blessed spirits. Give them the life that will not age, good things that will not pass away, delights that have no end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”St. Ignatius of Antioch

May all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace!

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Hat tip to MyCatholicSource.com which is where I found this prayer.

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The Saints and Feasts in July 2015

July begins on Wednesday, so here is the list of upcoming saints and feasts:

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Saints and Feasts

July 1:  Blessed Junipero Serra (optional memorial)

July 3: St. Thomas, Apostle (obligatory memorial)

July 6: St. Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr (optional memorial)

July 9: St. Augustine Zhao Rong, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs (optional memorial)

July 11: St. Benedict, Abbot (obligatory memorial)

July 13: St. Henry (optional)

July 14: St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin (obligatory memorial)

July 15: St. Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (obligatory memorial)

July 16: Our Lady of Mount Carmel (optional memorial)

July 18: St. Camillus de Lellis, Priest (optional memorial)

July 20: St. Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr (optional memorial)

July 21: St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest and Doctor of the Church (optional memorial)

July 22: St. Mary Magdalene (obligatory memorial)

July 23: St. Bridget, Religious (optional memorial)

July 24: St. Sharbel Makhluf, Priest (optional memorial)

July 25: St. James, Apostle (obligatory memorial

July 29: St. Martha (obligatory memorial)

July 30: St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (optional memorial)

July 31: St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest (obligatory memorial)

Other Dates to Note

Every Saturday is traditionally dedicated to devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

July 01: Canada Day (Canada)

July 04: Independence Day