(Closed) NWR – Feast of Saints reading… do I attend the service out of respect??

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

Our church will be honoring all those who have passed Nov. 2nd.  I don’t think you NEED to attend, but it would definitely show support and love for her in what is a very difficult time.  My parish only does that mass once a year.

Post # 5
2867 posts
Sugar bee

@MightySapphire:  Are you Catholic?  or Anglican/Episcopalian?


@oracle:  To clarify, was it All Saints or was it All Soul’s?  I’m assuming the latter.  It’s a nice thing to do, it’s remembrance for both.  Atleast for me, when somebody close to me has passed away, I’ll say a prayer every sunday during Mass (some do it daily) for the souls of their loved ones in Purgatory.  All Saints day honors the souls we know Beatifically that have gone to Heaven (thus saints).  The following day is All Souls’ day where we respect and remember the souls that are currently in purgatory and pray for them, may their time be quick so they can join the Saints.  Hopefully, I said everything correctly.  I know some Catholic ladies on the board could say it better than me.

Post # 7
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@oracle: It’s a little touchy.  November 1 (All Saints Day) is the commemoration of all saints, known and unknown.  November 2 (All Souls Day) is the commemoration of all departed souls.  Unless you have reason to believe otherwise (i.e. the person died in a state of grave sin), it’s tradition to celebrate that person on November 1.  Some parishes don’t want to have to make a “call” as to whether or not the person died in a state of grave sin, so they celebrate everyone on November 2.  Atleast, from what I’ve seen. 

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