NOVEMBER 2, 2017
More than a memory – We are fortunate be part of a such a grace–filled community as the 72 names of our deceased parishioners and loved ones were read so caringly at our Memorial Mass on All Soul’s Day on November 2.
We live in a society which often has little patience or understanding for those who grieve and mourn. The tendency is to hurry people along, robbing them of a healthy environment in which to process their emotions and cope with their losses. How often have you heard it said, “Well, you have to move on” or “Aren’t you over that yet?” While intending the best (hopefully), grieving people are made to feel like there is something wrong with how they are feeling.
Moments and celebrations such as our Remembrance Mass offer a healing forum for those who are grieving. Thanks to those who organized this event and to everyone who made our gathering a true celebration of life. Let us continue to remember our loved ones and in a special way, let us offer Masses for them during the month of November.
The All Souls Mass red roses were donated by Sax Tiedemann Funeral Home and delivered by Quasthoff’s Flowers.
Our gratitude and appreciation for your support to the St. Celestine community.