CONFIRMATIONS

His Excellency Bishop Richard Williamson

Confirmations are available to anyone with proper preparations.

(Please have a copy of your baptism certificate and if possible confirmation certificate for conditional confirmations.)

Contact
Christine at cmcpaxtecum@yahoo.ca
or inthissignyoushallconquer@gmail.com or use form response located on home page.

Date and Time:
Wednesday November 5th

Confirmations start at 6 pm

There will be Mass and confessions, and a potluck will follow.

Location:
732 Niagara St
St. Catharines, Ontario

Preparation for Confirmation
(bare minimum necessary for those without other resources)

Confirmation Instruction PDF can be found at www.inthissignyoushallconquer.com located on PDF Page under Pamphlets.

All Souls 2014

send all request for prayers during November for Souls in Purgatory to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church 1730 N. Stillwell Rd. 40107 Boston, Kentucky or e-mail marcosandolini333@yahoo.com you will receive a reply stating names have been placed on altar. 

All Souls Day 2014

Angel freeing Souls in Purgatory

   The Western tradition identifies the general custom of praying for the dead dating as far back as 2 Maccabees 12:42-46. The custom of setting apart a special day for intercession for certain of the faithful on November 2 was first established by St. Odilo of Cluny (d. 1048) at his abbey of Cluny in 998.  From Cluny the custom spread to the other houses of the Cluniac order, which became the largest and most extensive network of monasteries in Europe. The celebration was soon adopted in several dioceses in France, and spread throughout the Western Church. It was accepted in Rome only in the fourteenth century. While 2 November remained the liturgical celebration, in time the entire month of November became associated in the Western Catholic tradition with prayer for the departed; lists of names of those to be remembered being placed in the proximity of the altar on which the sacrifice of the mass is offered.

   The legend connected with its foundation is given by Peter Damiani in his Life of St Odilo: a pilgrim returning from the Holy Land was cast by a storm on a desolate island. A hermit living there told him that amid the rocks was a chasm communicating with purgatory, from which perpetually rose the groans of tortured souls. The hermit also claimed he had heard the demons complaining of the efficacy of the prayers of the faithful, and especially the monks of Cluny, in rescuing their victims. Upon returning home, the pilgrim hastened to inform the abbot of Cluny, who then set 2 November as a day of intercession on the part of his community for all the souls in Purgatory.

 

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