Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed –
On the night before Jesus died he said to his disciples: “I am going to prepare a place for you, and then I shall come back to take you with me, that where I am you also may be.” It is our faith in Jesus that gives us hope. In the preface of the Mass for the Dead, we hear the words “life is changed not ended.” And so today we pray for all our relatives and friends who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.