Visiting cemeteries on All Souls Day (November 2), Memorial Day, or on the anniversary of the death or burial of a particular deceased person is a traditional practice in the Catholic Church. It consists of a short prayer service and the blessing of the graves with Holy Water.
At this time of year, our deceased relatives and friends are often in our minds. Our faith tells us that we need not grieve over them because they are in the hands of God. We remember them with love and entrust them to God’s care.
We will be visiting these cemeteries on the following dates immediately after the 8:30am Mass. If you have any person buried in any of them you may join us in praying for them and blessing their graves with Holy Water.
Monday, November 13: German Cemetery, Lykens
Wednesday, November 15: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Williamstown
Monday, November 20: Irish Cemetery, Lykens.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in Peace! Amen.