You Are Invited to Pray for All Souls
On Monday, November 2nd, Annunziata will have a special Mass at 5:30 p.m. (in addition to Mass at 7 a.m.) to pray for the members of our Family who have died, especially in the last year. A lighted candle will be placed on the Altar at the 5:30 Mass with the name of each parishioner who has died during the last year. In addition, if you wish to remember a deceased member of your Family, please call Linda at the rectory, and we will place a candle for them on the Altar.
For those unable to be present for the 5:30 p.m. Mass on November 2nd, the Mass will be live-streamed.
Book of Rememberance
Bishop Robert Hermann, Auxiliary Emeritus of our Archdiocese, often says, “When I die, pray for me!” I would add, “When I die, pray for me!” The Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to “Praying for the Dead” as a Christian obligation. Through prayer, almsgiving, and offering the Mass, we can hasten the purification of those in purgatory.
Please write the names of your deceased loved ones in the Book of Remembrance, (by the Communion rail on St. Joseph’s side) and they will be remembered not only on November 2nd, but at every Mass throughout November.
Eternal Rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them!"
All Saints' Day
Throughout the Church of the Annunziata are magnificent stained glass windows depicting Saints who have inspired us through the ages. In the 91 years since our Parish was founded by Msgr. Faris, there are countless mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, grandmothers and grandfathers, aunts and uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors, who have lived Gospel Values that have led others closer to Jesus and effectively passed on the Catholic Faith by the Grace of God.
While these relatives and friends do not have their own feast day, they are in fact God’s Communion of Saints, and their memories challenge us to be real disciples of Christ, by our Christ-like love, our gratitude for God’s Blessings, our willingness to be patient, understanding, and forgiving. After a funeral Mass, an adult son of the deceased told me that he and his siblings agreed that their father had never told a lie. He is a perpetual reminder of what Jesus asks of us all: always be truthful, honest, fair, and self-sacrificing.
Next Sunday, November 1st, we gather to praise God and honor God’s Saints, and to pray through their intercession for healing, reconciliation, and peace throughout the world!
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