Join us tomorrow AM to pray a mass of memorial for the dead, especially those for whom we have prayed a Mass of Christian burial here at Holy Cross.
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
From the beginning the Church has honored the memory of the dead and offered prayers in suffrage for them, above all the Eucharistic sacrifice, so that, thus purified, they may attain the beatific vision of God. The Church also commends almsgiving, indulgences, and works of penance undertaken on behalf of the dead:
Let us help and commemorate them. If Job’s sons were purified by their father’s sacrifice, why would we doubt that our offerings for the dead bring them some consolation? Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them. (St. John Chrysostom)
Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.