Each year during the month of November we especially commemorate the memory of our loved ones who have gone before us to their eternal rest. We invite you to attend a Mass to be held on Saturday, 2 November 2019. All are welcome to join us in this celebration of Christ’s victory over sin and death and the hope of eternal life. Masses are as follows:
9a English Mass (deceased names of members of our parish will be read before the 9a Mass)
A plenary indulgence for souls in purgatory: A plenary indulgence wipes away the sins holding a soul in purgatory and the effects of the sin (in other words you can speed their way through purgatory into heaven) may be gained for a soul in purgatory by doing the following: 1) go to confession within 8 days of the act; 2) go to communion on the day of the act (better in the context of the Mass but not necessary); 3) pray for the intentions of the Pope on the day of the act (normally an Our Father, Hail Mary and the Apostles Creed); 4) have a detachment to sin, even venial sin ); 5) visit a cemetery (there is one on the corner of Brushy Creek and Old Spartanburg Rd) and pray for the departed – this is the act.
One sacramental Confession suffices for all the plenary indulgences done within 8 days, but a separate Holy Communion and a separate prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions and a separate visit to a cemetery are required for each plenary indulgence.