The month of November is traditionally a time to remember those who have died and gone before us. We start this special time with two very important days; All Saints Day and All Souls Day, the first being a holy day of obligation. The bereavement committee is already busy at work planning a memorial that’ll happen during the All Souls day liturgy. Every year we choose an image that reflects both the suffering and transformation of the dying experience. This year the group has chosen to use an image of a mosaic; the image will be the tree of life. Folks will be asked to participate at that mass as well as throughout the month of November, completing the mosaic.
If you’ve lost a loved one in the last year you’re most welcome to attend this service, which will be on Wednesday, November 2, at the 5:30 p.m. mass. The committee will also be setting up the memorial tables in the back of the De Colores hall; you’re invited to bring in a picture of your loved one and we will remember them in prayer throughout the month of November.
I’d like to thank the members of the bereavement group for their presence and hard work, assisting with grief and loss, and for helping our parishioners during a very difficult time.