There are many options for the readings at Mass on this feast of All Souls. If they sound familiar, chances are you’ve heard them at more than one funeral. May our prayers this day be directed to those who gone before us…may they rest in peace.
David’s final words to his son, Solomon, are filled with wisdom and trust in the Lord; furthermore, they remind us that there are moments in our lives when we are capable of heartfelt sincerity with those we love.
Today we remember all our beloved dead and we entrust them to the tender care of Christ’s divine mercy. Living and deceased, we are all held in the hands of God, and we pray for the repose of the souls of those who have passed from this life…that they will be united in love with the Lord in Heaven.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord. Let Perpetual Light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. May their souls and the souls of all the Faithful Departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
This sixth and final installment of the Lent Retreat focuses on the reality of death in the last three Stations: Jesus dies, Jesus is taken down from the Cross and Jesus is laid in the tomb. As the Lord triumphed over death through his resurrection, we recognize that death is our doorway that leads to eternal life with Christ.