Monday, October 26, 2009

Announcements: All Saints Day

Dear Holy Rosary Mission Parishioners, here are a few announcements:

Clocks Fall Back: Don’t forget to set your clocks back. Actually, it’s OK if you don’t because it would mean that you show up for Mass an hour early and that is not a bad thing!

Rosary: This Sunday we will be praying the Rosary after Mass for our generous benefactors who contribute to our fuel fund. All are welcome.

Confirmation: After Mass November 8, I will meet with those wanting to be confirmed. If you would like to be in this group, please be available for a short meeting after Mass on that day.

Gospel: All Saints Day is a time to remember all those saintly people who have died. Our Catholic religion allows us to relate to an actual human being who struggled just like we do, who has dealt with the same problems we do, and who has prayed, had faith, and believed just like we do. The patron saints intercede for us, i.e. we pray with them, in the spirit, through the son, to God the Father. Because the saints know God a little better than we do, they help us articulate our prayers to God.

All Souls: Holloween is not a recognized feast day in our church. Catholics celebrate All Souls day, which is the day after All Saints day this year and not a Holy Day of Obligation. We will have the Book of the Dead in the back of the church for those of you who would like to enter a recently deceased loved one. We will pray for them during all Saints day during the Prayers of the Faithful.

Have a great week and enjoy this unexpected fall weather…Fr. Scott

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