Tag Archives: All Souls

Fr. Z’s Voice Mail: Of indulgences, cemeteries, and consolations in trying times. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

It has been a while since I have posted about my voice mail.  I very much enjoy (most of) your voice mail messages. First, to the gentleman with the anti-Catholic wife who wants to know how to support the blog … Continue reading

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2 Nov ALL SOULS plans, INDULGENCES, and YOU!

In Madison, WI Bp. Morlino will offer a Pontifical Requiem Mass at the Throne at 7 PM at the Bishop O’Connor Center. The music will be De Victoria’s Requiem for 4 Voices.  I’ll bet there aren’t any other Requiems at … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! All Souls’ Day Indulgences.

From the Handbook of Indulgences Visiting a Church or an Oratory on All Souls Day A plenary (“full”) indulgence, which is applicable only to the souls in Purgatory is granted to the Christian faithful who devoutly visit a church or … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: All Souls Sunday – Gloria? Creed? What does the ‘Universal Ordo’ really say?

UPDATE: I was sent this: Dear Father, regarding your post on All Souls Sunday, here’s from the Ordo Missae Celebrandae et Divini oficii persolvendi secundum Calendarium Romanum generale pro anno liturgico 2014-2015 iuxta editionem III typicam Missalis Romani: November 2. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Gloria and Creed for All Souls on Sunday?

From a reader… The Canadian Bishops’ official Ordo clearly calls for the Gloria and the Creed on Sunday November 2. (Along with a note warning that the Sunday celebration shouldn’t be too penitential because it’s the Resurrection.) But the Missal … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Indulgences for Poor Souls, but cemetery is locked.

From a reader: I pass a Catholic cemetery to and from work every day (in fact, it is the diocesan cemetery where my spouse and I bought plots). I want to stop and say prayers for the souls in Purgatory, … Continue reading

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POLL: Color of Vestments for All Souls

Here is a little poll about what you saw for the Mass you went to for All Souls. Yes, I know that it is not a Holy Day of Obligation, as All Saints was (in most places… if you didn’t … Continue reading

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Omnium Gatherum: All Souls Masses where YOU are

2 November, All Souls, is around the corner. This solemn observance, while not a Holy Day of Obligation, has always aroused in the faithful a strong response and turn out. Many people have been asking me to post their parish’s … Continue reading

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Your reports about your All Saints and All Souls Masses, indulgences

All Saints was a Holy Day of Obligation.  All Souls is one of those days when people tend to flock to church even though it isn’t of precept. This is also a time when we can gain plenary indulgences. Let us … Continue reading

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Attention Bakers! Cool Catholic Custom Alert! Souling Cakes for All Souls

“Soul soul for a souling cake I pray you, missis, for a souling cake Apple or pear, plum or cherry Anything to make us merry …” Here is a cool custom to boost your Catholic Identity Quotient for this super … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Indulgences for the dead and visiting a cemetery

From a reader: Your recent answer to a question about prayers and Masses for non-Catholic departed brings to mind a question some friends and I were deliberating over. With regard to the indulgences we can gain for the departed during … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Requiem on Sunday

From a reader: Father, is it ever allowed in the Extraordinary Form that a Requiem Mass be celebrated on a Sunday? Perhaps for a private Mass.  If I, for example, were to learn of the death of a friend, I … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: candle ceremony during All Souls Mass

From a reader: Our parish has a long standing tradition of remembering the souls of parishioners and/or family members who passed away during the last calendar year.  During the All Souls Day Mass family members of the deceased process one … Continue reading

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