All Souls Day – November 2, 2021 & Praying for Our Beloved dead in November

Decorative ImageIn the month of November it is our tradition to pray for our beloved. The parish will have a “Book of Remembrance” for the faithful departed and the names of all those family members written in it will be remembered at all masses throughout November. Parishioners may add names of deceased family members or friends for whom they wish the parish to offer prayers during this season of remembrance. On November 2, All Souls day the parish will have Masses for All Souls at 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM.

The parish has invited the families of those who have had a death this year to the 7:00 PM Mass.

“A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey” (Deuteronomy 6:3)

Decorative ImageIn the first reading this Sunday from the Book of Deuteronomy, we hear one of the most important passages in the Jewish scriptures. In this passage, Moses tells the people of Israel that if they obey the commandments that God has given them, God will save them, they will be His people and He will bring them to the Promised Land—a land flowing with milk and honey. This promise is followed by Moses speaking to the people of Israel a great profession of faith that the people of Israel are to keep on their lips several times a day. It is known as the great “Shema Yisrael” prayer which states: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command to you today shall be on your heart.”Continue Reading “A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey” (Deuteronomy 6:3)