November – a month for remembering our beloved dead

Praying for our dead throughout NovemberNovember is the month for prayerfully remembering our loved ones who have died. Our Catholic faith teaches us that the prayers of the living can help carry those who have died to the everlasting embrace of God: “May the prayer of those who plead before you benefit the souls of your servants, we pray, O Lord, so that through this sacrifice, you may free them from all their sins and make them sharers in eternal salvation. Through Christ our Lord.” (Prayer after Communion for the dead in the Roman Missal)
Read more in a reflection by Fr Michael Kwatera OSB.
There is also a November Novena for the Dead, produced by the Bishops’ Conference Spirituality Committee in 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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