When our loved ones are close, we strive to show them our love. But when they have passed from this world, we’re still called to extend acts of love to them, even in death. This is why we pray for their soul’s eternal rest long after they’ve passed from our sight. And it’s why we are vigilant in holding All Souls Day remembrances every year. I hope you will join me for three such remembrances coming up soon.
Join us in prayer at a special Mass at the Vatican in Rome,
followed by two All Souls Novenas at our U.S. spiritual centers.
Scripture tells us that we are to love because God first loved us (1 John 4:19). As you may know, All Souls Day is a time to express this final act of love by remembering and honoring those that have touched our lives and passed on.
Starting on the morning of All Souls Day, November 2, a special All Souls Day Mass will be celebrated in the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican. On that same morning, two novenas will also begin here in the United States: one at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto and Tepeyac de San Antonio, Texas and another at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois.
During these Masses, we would love to have the names of your departed loved ones presented at the altar, as we ask Our Lord to have mercy on them and receive them into His Kingdom. But first, I must receive their names in advance.
To have your departed loved ones remembered in these special Masses, please send me their names so that the global Mazenodian-Oblate Family can pray for their eternal peace during these very special events.
And just as we rely on Jesus for comfort as we mourn, the Missionary Oblates rely on you to allow them to bring Jesus to the poorest of the poor throughout the world. To honor the memories of your beloved departed, an offering of whatever amount you can afford can offer life to families in need of food, medical care, and hope.
We are deeply honored to have you as a member of our Mazenodian-Oblate Family. Together, we carry Jesus’ healing message of hope to the poorest of God’s children, bringing physical and spiritual healing. Your continued support is a testament to your unwavering faith in Jesus and shows our mission poor that they are loved and cherished in the eyes of Our Lord.
If you have recently experienced the death of a loved one, be sure to honor their memory this All Souls Day and cherish your many shared experiences. Please take some comfort in knowing we are praying for them — and that, with the Lord’s mercy, we may one day be reunited with them in Heaven.
I will be praying that the Lord grant eternal rest to your loved ones and comfort to your own heart.
In Jesus Christ and Mary Immaculate,
Father David P. Uribe, OMI
Oblate Chaplain Director
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And just as we rely on Jesus for comfort as we mourn, the Missionary Oblates rely on you to allow them to bring Jesus to the poorest of the poor throughout the world. To honor the memories of your beloved departed, an offering of whatever amount you can afford can offer life to families in need of food, medical care, and hope. You can make a secure donation below.
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