November is the month when Catholics focus more intently on remembering and praying for the faithful departed. On Saturday, November 2, Bishop Sullivan celebrated Mass for All Souls in the Chapel at Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum in Cherry Hill for the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed. Approximately 200 family members and friends attended Mass on this beautiful fall day.
In his homily, Bishop Sullivan asked all to remember, pray, and honor departed loved ones in an “illuminating light.” He stated that we are all “connected in Christ,” as we live in Christ, our deceased loved ones remain with us “in Christ.”
The celebration of Mass is the highest charitable act the church can perform for the dead. Additionally, we can help the souls in purgatory through our prayers, offerings, and penance. We pray for the souls of the faithful departed that they may find eternal peace with God our Father.
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“God loved the world so much, he gave us his only Son, that all who believe in him might have eternal life.” John 3:16