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All Souls’ Day

November 2

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them.

The Commemoration of All
the Faithful Departed

All Souls

WORD

Pray the Scriptures for this commemoration. These are possibilities. Other readings from Masses for the Dead may be chosen instead. See a listing of some of the possible readings for the day. For a video meditation click HERE, then scroll down and click on today’s date. Experience the prayerful reading of one possible Gospel for the day through lectio divina.

WORSHIP

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON
Just as Jesus died and has risen again,
so through Jesus God will bring with him
those who have fallen asleep;
and as in Adam all die,
so also in Christ will all be brought to life.
Cf. 1 Thessalonians 4: 14; 1 Corinthians 15: 22

Listen to a Responsorial Psalm.

Hear the Lux Aeterna Litany. We sing this on the Sundays of November, remembering by name those who have died in the previous year. Each Sunday a different set of names is sung. This could be sung at a Funeral, with the names of deceased family and friends of the mourners.

Listen to God’s Holy City (Ipharadisi). “God’s holy city, where all the saints are living! God’s holy city, where all the saints are living! God’s holy city, where all the saints are living! May we one day join them–where all the saints are living!”

Our Byzantine brothers and sisters, both Eastern Catholic and Eastern Orthodox, sing Memory Eternal to remember the dead.

A hymn for the day is We Shall Rise Again.

COMMUNION ANTIPHON
I am the Resurrection and the Life, says the Lord.
Whoever believes in me, even though he dies, will live,

and everyone who lives and believes in me will not die for ever.
Cf. John 11:25-26

WORLD

Why do we pray for the dead? Read more. Read Section 2, Article 12 of the Catechism to reflect on life everlasting.

Send an e-card. See prayers, recipes, and activities to celebrate this feast. Print a Rest in Peace: Praying for the Dead coloring page. With the faithful departed on their way to heaven, we thirst for the freedom we know is coming soon.

What is purgatory? What happens when we die?

Let us pray for those who have died.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace.
Amen.
May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.

Details

Date:
November 2
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St. Jude Catholic Church
2130 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-6609

St. Jude Catholic School
2110 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-4611

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