Remember to Pray for the Faithful Departed!

Traditionally, the Church dedicates each month of the year to a certain devotion. In November, we remember the Holy Souls in Purgatory – faithful Christians who have died and gone before us but who still must atone for their sins. The time they spend in Purgatory cleanses them so that they may enter Heaven free from all effects of sin.

Praying for the dead, especially for those we have known, is a requirement of Christian charity. Our own prayers and sacrifices can be offered up to relieve their suffering. The following prayer, among others, can be incorporated into our daily prayers during this month: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the souls in purgatory, is also granted to the faithful who fulfill the following conditions:

  • On any and each day from November 1 to 8, devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, if only mentally, for the departed (the ‘Eternal rest grant unto them…’ suffices)
  • Offer an Our Father and Hail Mary for the Pope’s Intentions
  • Make a good confession within a week and be free from all attachment to sin
  • Receive Holy Communion that day (or ASAP following if unable that day)

Please Pray for the Faithful Departed of our Parish

Charles Alexander, Flarencia Bardales, Margo Berger, Rose Bonds, Harry Boudreaux, Mr & Mrs Elmo J. Bourgeois, Marie Claire Brown, Marie Louisa Broussard Brown, Francisca Catrete, Robert Charlebois, Tommy Charlebois (Woods), Charles Connor Sr, Charles Connor Jr, Wilma Conner, Richard W. Cooper, Rose Cooper, John J. Coyle Jr, Mary M. Coyle, the Reverend Desmond G. Crotty, Gerry Deegan, Raymond Eli, Leonard Evans, Bobby Fuentes, Clinton Fuller, Clinton Fuller Sr, Armen Gamble, Lilian Madan Gamble, Skip Gamble-Aaron, Manuel George Sr, Manuel George, Michael George, Rose George, Joan Glynn, Ralph Goodman, Henry Hamilton Jr, Wessie Harrell, Hilda Heidingsfelder, Rose Jacobs, Earline Johnson, Helen C. Kennedy, Lilly Kennedy, Louise E. Kennedy, Sean Thomas Kennedy, Siminne B. Kennedy, Thomas Jos. Kennedy, Jared Keyworth, Melva Lorio, Louise & P.J. McMahon, Rafael Madan, David Mallory, Shirley Mallory, Vanessa Massey, Annette Matherne, Jon & Carol Matheson, Hillman Matherne, Deacon Paul Nalty, Buenaventura Pepino, Concepcion Pepito, Esperidiona Pepino, Monica Pepino, Prudencio Pepino, Anne Ponseti, John Ponseti, Luke Ponseti, Mark Ponseti, Mary Ponseti, Ted Ponseti, Thedore Ponseti, James J. Porter Sr, Wanda L. Porter, Earl & Louise Robinson, Earl & Rhea Robinson, Lynne Robinson, Julian Richard Rogers, Bruce Snider, Benjamin Bruce Sugg, Mr & Mrs Lloyd Templet, Neil & Georgia Mae Thompson, Beatrice Ward, Ralph Watermeier, Kathy & Gene Watt, Terry White Sr, the Guise & Fontenot Families, and the James Aza Woods Family.

(Envelopes to remember the departed in the back of church)