Month of the Holy Souls and Remembrance
Each year, the Church celebrates November as the month of the Holy Souls as a reminder to us to pray for the faithful who have gone before us.
The great Feast of All Saints starts the month of November, as we celebrate the lives and witness of so many men and women who lived their lives conscious of their loyalty to Christ and His Church.
All Souls brings us a reminder of our short lives and our Catholic duty to pray for the Holy Souls and to offer Mass for them. During the month, we will pray the De Profundis at the start of each weekday Mass, for those on our November Departed List. On Sundays, we will say a special prayer.
As printed in the Archdiocesan Year Book, a plenary indulgence, applicable to all the souls in purgatory, is granted to any of the faithful who:
(i) on one of the days from 1st to 8th November visit devoutly a cemetery or simply pray mentally for the dead;
(ii) on All Souls Day, visit a church or chapel with devotion and there recite the Our Father and the Creed.
On All Souls Day, Masses will be at 10.00am at Our Lady of Lourdes and at 12 noon and 7.00pm at St. Teilo’s. The evening Mass at St. Teilo’s will be our annual Requiem Mass for all those who have died during the past year including all our relatives and friends. Candles will be brought up to the altar and placed on the altar step to remind us of our prayers for our loved ones. The Rev. Dr. Gareth Jones, the lead Catholic Chaplain at Cardiff University, will preside at this Mass.
These events form part of our Autumn to Advent series of events in the parish. For more information please click here.