Solemnity of All Saints and World Mission Sunday

My Dear Parishioners,

Thank you to Fr. Jerry Bracken for offering our 40 Hours devotion. He offered us some truly inspirational insight into Jesus in the Eucharist. He taught us to appreciate the mysteries of Jesus’ presence at Mass but also in each one of us.

We are coming upon the season where we traditionally pray for the dead. Nov. 1st is the Solemnity of All Saints and it is a Holy Day of Obligation. Our Vigil Mass will be on Tuesday, October 31st at 5:30 and on the Holy Day itself, Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. and also 7:00 p.m. Thursday Nov. 2nd is the commemoration of All Souls and the day when we specifically remember our deceased loved ones and pray for their purification. Your All Souls envelopes with the names of your beloved deceased written on them will remain on the reredos (next to the tabernacle) through the month of November. This year we will have a special Memorial Mass for all of our deceased loved ones on Thursday, Nov. 2nd at 7:00 p.m. During this Mass we will specifically remember those who we lost over the last year. Their families have been invited to come and participate in this Mass where we will read aloud the names of the recently deceased. You are most welcome to come to this Mass and pray for the souls of your loved ones even if it has been over a year since you lost them.

Today, we celebrate World Mission Sunday, heeding Pope Francis’ call to keep our “Hearts on Fire, Feet on the Move.” On this day, we reflect on our baptismal promise to be disciples and Missionaries, sharing the Good News. The collection today directly aids priests, Religious and lay leaders in the Pope’s Missions, allowing them to minister to and uplift communities in need. Let’s walk together with them through our prayers and generosity to make them burn with the word of God. Thank you for your heartfelt contribution!

God Bless you,
Fr. Bordonaro