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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).

 

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:

BEACH CLEANUP VOLLEYBALL FOOD & FELLOWSHIP

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: LMiller9@alumni.nd.edu 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!

100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima!

October 10, 2017
10 Oct 2017

 

100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima! In a continuation of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, the Cathedral will have the statue of Our Lady of Fatima displayed for veneration the 12-14th of each month through October.

Plenary Indulgence

This is a great opportunity to obtain the plenary indulgence granted by Pope Francis for the centennial year. There are three ways to obtain the indulgence, detailed in a statement from the Fatima Shrine in Portugal (see below).

To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must also fulfill the ordinary conditions: go to Confession and Communion, be interiorly detached from sin, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.

  1. To the faithful who make a pilgrimage to the Fatima Shrine in Portugal and participate in a celebration of prayer dedicated to the Virgin. In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke the Mother of God.
  2. Pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima
    To the faithful who visit with devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month from May to October 2017, and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honor of the Virgin Mary. In addition, the faithful must pray the Our Father, recite the Creed and invoke Our Lady of Fatima.
  3. The elderly and infirm
    To the faithful who, because of age, illness or other serious cause, are unable to get around, may pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and must spiritually unite themselves to the jubilee celebrations on the days of the apparitions, the 13th of each month, between May and October 2017. They must also “offer to merciful God with confidence, through Mary, their prayers and sufferings or the sacrifices they make in their own lives.”

Bring Our Lady to Your Home for a Visit!

If you would like to have a special week in your home venerating Our Lady of Fatima, you may sign up to have this beautiful statue in your home. A sign-up sheet is at the back of the church, or contact Patricia Bascom at (843) 367-7007.