Mass for the Holy Souls during November
During November the Church asks us to pray for the Holy Souls in purgatory. You can add any names to be included on the November List which will be on the Altar throughout the month of Holy Souls. There is no 'fee' for this, but you may wish to make a donation.
To make an donation click the link below.
To add names without a donation complete the Request form.
The month of Holy Souls updates
November is a good time to write or update your own Funeral Instructions, leave a gift or include the Parish in your Will.
A plenary Indulge for the Holy Souls
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the need to avoid large groups from forming where prohibited, the Plenary Indulgence applicable to the deceased by those who visit a cemetery has been extended beyond the normal dates of 1 to 8 November. This year, the indulgence can be obtained by anyone who visits a cemetery, even if only mentally, on any day in November, and devoutly prays for the faithful departed.
Plenary Indulgence for Feast of All Souls’ Day
Regarding the Plenary Indulgence attached to All Souls’ Day, 2 November, this year, it can be obtained not only on the preceding or succeeding Sunday, or on the actual Feast day, but on any other day of the month chosen by each member of the faithful. In this case, the indulgence is obtained by “devoutly visiting a church or an oratory”, along with the recitation of the Our Father and the Creed, and the other requirements associated with a Plenary Indulgence.
For anyone who cannot leave their home for various reasons, including anti-Covid restrictions, they too can obtain the Plenary Indulgence by “uniting themselves spiritually to other members of the faithful”. In this case, the condition of being “completely detached from sin” and the intention of completing the other requirements for obtaining a Plenary Indulgence remain. These conditions are Sacramental Confession, reception of Holy Communion and a prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions.
The Apostolic Penitentiary, 23 October 2020