October 22, 2016

All Saints and All Souls Day Masses, 2016

All Saints Day, Tuesday, November 1st., is a Holy Day of Obligation - Low Mass will be at 7:00 pm. The following day, All Souls Day, Low Mass will be at 5:00 pm. Mass both days will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 680 College Street, Hollister.

Indulgences for the Poor Souls during November:
A plenary indulgence, which is applicable only to the Poor Souls in Purgatory, is granted to the Christian faithful who devoutly visit a church or an oratory on November 2nd., All Souls Day. The requirements are:
  • Visit a church and pray for souls in Purgatory
  • Say one “Our Father” and the “Apostles Creed” in the visit to the church
  • Say one “Our Father” and one “Hail Mary” for the Pope’s intentions
  • Worthily receive Holy Communion (ideally on the same day if you can get to Mass)
  • Make a sacramental confession within 20 days of All Souls Day
  • For a plenary indulgence, be free from all attachment to sin, even venial sin
You can also acquire one plenary indulgence a day from November 1st. to November 8th. A partial indulgence can be obtained by visiting a cemetery and praying for the departed.  You can gain a plenary indulgence by visiting a cemetery each day between November 1st. and November 8th. and while there praying one Our Father and the Apostles Creed. A partial indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls, can be obtained when saying the “Eternal rest … Requiem aeternam…” prayer:
Requiem aeternam dona ei [pl.eis], Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei [eis]. Requiescat [-ant] in pace Amen.
Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.