Tag Archives: All Souls

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.
Viol. vel Nig.
IN COMMEMORATIONE OMNIUM FIDELIUM … 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 seems to … 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, especially … 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 go … 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 Mass … 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 know about … 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 Catholic day, All Souls.
Someone … 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 the … 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 wouldn’t hesitate to … 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 by … Continue reading

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