All Souls’ Day commemorates the faithful departed. The Roman Catholic celebration is associated with the doctrine that the souls of the faithful who at death have not been cleansed from the temporal punishment due to venial sins and from attachment to mortal sins cannot immediately attain the beatific vision in heaven, and that they may be helped to do so by prayer and by the sacrifice of the Mass. In other words, when they died, they had not yet attained full sanctification and moral perfection, a requirement for entrance into Heaven. This sanctification is carried out posthumously in Purgatory.
Click here to read A reflection on the Solemnity of the Feast of All Souls, touching on the mystery of death and the afterlife including heaven, hell, and purgatory, and the validity of prayers for the dead from Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio.
On Thursday, November 6, a Mass for the Dead will be celebrated at 8:30 am at Sunset Memory Gardens (Alto Road). Mass will be celebrated indoors and all are welcome. Eighth grade students from STSJP School will be participating at the Mass. Headstones/ graves will be blessed after Mass.
The Solemnity of All Saints Day is Saturday, November 1. Though not a Holy Day of Obligation this year, all are welcome and encouraged to attend the 8:15 am Mass on Saturday morning.
Come to Donuts & Doctrine on Sunday mornings and be part of the exciting eight-part Bible Study, Mary~ A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother, featuring Dr. Edward Sri.
Filmed on location in the Holy Land, this study will place you in the midst of the powerful drama of Mary’s earthly life, taking you through her joys… and her sorrows. You will learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her Divine Son. Seeing Mary in this way will change you forever.
Sundays from 10:00 – 11:15 am
November 2, 9, 16, 23 December 7, 14, 21 January 11
There is no cost for this class. However, there is an optional accompanying Study Set & Workbook for $26.95.
Contact Chad Grube 765.865.9964 ext. 315 to order and for more information.
St. Joan of Arc and St. Patrick
Family Holy Hour for THE POOR SOULS IN PURGATORY
Friday, November 7 @ St. Joan of Arc
7:00 p.m. – Holy Hour with Praise and Worship music led by Keith Peterson
Since the month of November in the Church is a special time to remember and pray for the dead, the intention for the Holy Hour is for the Poor Souls in Purgatory.
• Faithful Citizenship website from USCCB
• Find a list of the candidates and issues on YOUR specific ballot
• List of all candidates and their official websites
• Applying Catholic principles to your voting decisions
Faithful Citizenship – Part I
Faithful Citizenship – Part II
• Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics from Catholic Answers
• The Catechism of the Catholic Church on Authorities in Civil Society & Duties of Citizens
• The Gospel & Culture (written in 2012)
• Root your voting & analysis of the candidates in prayer