We have all suffered the loss of loved ones. The profound separation that we undergo in the body, the Church teaches us that we remain united to those who have died by faith and prayer. The dead are aware of our prayers for them, and the saints and souls in Purgatory pray for us, awaiting reunion with us as we do with them.
The Purgatorial Society as part of the Church Militant during the month of November will offer a High Mass and special prayers, and a monthly Low Mass, for the deceased whose names are given to us. Mass and prayer assist the deceased in their process of being purified of any impurities that remained at their deaths. These Masses and prayers are efficacious as the saints have taught.
The 2022 Purgatorial Solemn High Mass for those enrolled in the Society will be offered on Thursday, November 10th at 7:30 p.m.
For more information: https://saint-gregory.org/purgatorial-society/
Please send the names of your beloved deceased (the form can be found on SGS website at the link above) and donation to:
The Saint Gregory Society
P.O. Box 891
New Haven, CT 06504
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 .
Friday, March 5th is the First Friday Mass. Low Mass will be offered at 8:00 a.m. The intention for the Mass is for the souls enrolled in the St. Gregory Purgatorial Society.
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.
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.