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Saint Gregory Purgatorial Society Requiem Mass

Faithful Catholics are exhorted to dedicate the month of November to remembrance and prayers for the Souls in Purgatory. We begin special observances on November 2, the Feast of All Souls, and continue and continue in our private devotions throughout the following days of the month.  A particularly important observance for members and friends of the St. Gregory is the annual Requiem Mass offered for those souls enrolled in the St Gregory Purgatorial Society.

The annual Saint Gregory Purgatorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 11, at 7:30 pm, at St Stanislaus Church, New Haven. The traditional Gregorian chants for the Requiem will be sung., and he absolution will be prayed at the catafalque.

We encourage you to enroll your departed loved ones whom you would like remembered at the altar of the Lord on this occasion and at the 8:00 am First Friday Masses throughout the following year. The enrollment may be downloaded here:  St Gregory Purgatorial Soc Form. This form may be printed out and mailed to the Society by November 6, or placed in the offering basket at the November 11 Mass .

Solemn Requiem Mass November 21

On Saturday, November 21, at 11:00 a.m. the Solemn High Purgatorial Mass will be offered at St. Stanislaus Church (New Haven). Prayers at the catafalque will be prayed.

Fr. Cipolla will be the celebrant and homilist and Fr. Turner will be the deacon.

If you have not enrolled your loved ones in the St Gregory Purgatorial Society, please do so today. Please see the Purgatorial Society page: http://saint-gregory.org/purgatorial-society/.

De profúndis clamávi ad te, Dómine: Dómine, exáudi vocem meam.Fiant aures tuae intendéntes: in vocem deprecationes meae.

Vatican extends November Plenary Indulgence for 2020

The Holy See has extended the availability of certain plenary indulgences for the souls in Purgatory, out of concern for the faithful during this time of pandemic.

According to a decree of 23 October, certain indulgenced acts, which can help to remit the temporal punishment due to sin for those who have died in a state of grace, can be obtained throughout the entire month of November 2020.

The decree was signed by Mauro Cardinal Piacenza, major penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary.

A Plenary Indulgence, applicable to the Faithful Departed, may be gained, under the usual conditions of Confession, Holy Communion and prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions, by making a devout visit to a parish church or a cemetery throughout November this year.

Requiem Mass

“I look forward to the resurrection of the dead

and the life of the world to come.”

This year, our observance of All Souls Day, the spiritual work of All Souls Indulgence, and the Purgatorial Society Mass bear an unusual weight for Catholics across the world. We turn to God the father in faith, hope and love begging for His consolation and mercy. Many of us have confronted the anxieties of this era with prayer, fasting and almsgiving for the souls who have died. In fact, no day goes by without recalling before the Lord of Life the names of our beloved families and friends who have died, including those who died from complications to COVID 19.

November is the month of Souls in Purgatory. We begin special observances on November 2 and continue through the month.  A particularly important observance for all of us is the annual Requiem Mass offered for those souls enrolled in the St Gregory Purgatorial Society.

We invite you to enroll your departed loved ones whom you would like remembered at the altar of the Lord. The enrollment form is here:  St Gregory Purgatorial Soc Form.

The Solemn Purgatorial Mass will be Saturday, November 21, at 11:00 a.m., at St Stanislaus Church, New Haven. The traditional chants for the Requiem will be sung. The absolution at the catafalque will be prayed.