All Souls’ Day is November 2!
On All Souls’ Day the Church honors the faithful departed whose souls remain in purgatory. When a person dies free of mortal sin, but in a state of venial sin, purgatory allows for their souls to be cleansed of sin before they enter heaven. The prayers from us on earth can assist the purification of the souls of our departed brethren and hasten their arrival to the heavenly feast!
The communion of saints is made up of all believers – living and dead, past, present, and future – that are united in God through Christ. On All Souls’ Day we remember the souls of the faithful departed and actively work to release them from purgatory through prayer, attending mass, and giving alms.
Time to Celebrate!
Good news! A festive feast doesn’t need to be fussy! Here are a few easy ways to celebrate All Souls’ Day.
- Recite the Eternal Rest prayer as a family (This prayer is featured in our November crate!). We have some available for purchase for families, classrooms and even people who just want the art without the activities!
- Create a memorial table by displaying photos of loved ones who have passed away and lighting a candle in their honor.
- Visit the burial site of a loved one. Say a prayer and share stories of faith, good deeds, and great memories of the person.
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