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All Souls’ Day 2017

October 27, 2017
27 Oct 2017



All Souls’ Day 2 November:


Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed


On 2 November, All Souls’ Day, the Church gathers in solemn suffrage for the souls in purgatory that God may forgive them their sins and welcome them into the fullness of His presence. The color of the day is black or violet and the liturgy has a sense of sobriety and restraint.  The Catholic Catechism defines the Dogma of Purgatory:


”All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.  The Church gives the name ‘Purgatory’ to this final purification of the elect, which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned…Form 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.”


Mass Schedule for All Souls’ Day

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

12:05 pm



All Souls’


Prayers for the Poor Souls in Purgatory


The Church provides a great opportunity to help the departed by performing acts of devotion, repentance and charity. These acts provide remission from temporal punishment and are called indulgences. During the Octave of All Saints, (November 1-8) the Church gives us a special opportunity to gain indulgences for the departed.
A plenary or full indulgence, applicable only to the souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful who,

  1. On any and each day from November 1 to 8, devoutly visit a cemetery and pray, if only mentally, for the departed; or
    2. On All Soul’s Day, devoutly visit a church or oratory and recite an Our Father and Creed.

A partial indulgence, applicable only to the souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful who,
1. Devoutly visit a cemetery and at least mentally pray for the dead; or
2. Devoutly recite lauds and vespers from the Office for the Dead or the prayer:
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace. Amen.


It is also necessary to fulfill the following conditions for the plenary indulgence,
1. Make a sacramental confession; and
2. Receive Holy Communion; and
3. Pray for the intention of the Holy Father (no particular prayers are prescribed for the intention of the Holy Father, an Our Father and a Hail Mary are appropriate).

These conditions may be fulfilled several days before or after the visit to the Church. A plenary indulgence can only be acquired once in the course of the day; it is, however, fitting that Holy Communion be received and the prayer for the intention of the Holy Father be said on the same day the work is performed.

Prayers for the dead, especially offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for their eternal repose, rests securely on this truth expressed so eloquently by St. Paul: “Christ died and came to life, that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living” (Romans 14:9).


All Saints’ Day Masses & Party!!

October 27, 2017
27 Oct 2017


All Saints’ Day is Wednesday, 1 November 2017 and is an Holy Day of Obligation

Masses will be celebrated at 12:05 pm & 6:00 pm

No Confessions will be heard Wednesday.

Join us at our All Saints’ Day Party following 6 pm Mass!!


Stewardship Fair, 15 October 2017. Pictures of the lively fellowship and parish community finding out more about opportunities to get involved.

October 21, 2017
21 Oct 2017

High School Youth Folly Beach Cleanup 29 October

October 10, 2017
10 Oct 2017

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist invites all high school students and their parents to join us for a special event:


Sunday, 29 October

Folly Beach Pier

Join us for 9AM Mass & caravan from there or meet us at 10:45AM at the Pier.  We will have gloves & bags for the cleanup, but please feel free to bring your own.

Bring a friend and your favorite beach game, and we’ll see you there!

Event runs until 2 pm.

Parents are welcome to join the fun!


RSVP to Leah: by Oct. 27

Stewardship Fair 15 October!!

October 10, 2017
10 Oct 2017

Join us this Sunday following the 9 am & 11:15 am Masses for food, fellowship and to find out all the ways you can become involved in the parish life of the Cathedral Parish!