People gathered for the All Souls Day Candlelight Prayer Service! Candles were blessed by Fr. Juan. Let us pray for all members of our community that passed away this year, but we also include the children of Uvalde, Texas and the deceased of the Walmart shooting! Let us not forget!
Immortal God, holy Lord,
Father and Protector of all You have created, we raise our hearts to You today for those who have passed out of this mortal life. In Your loving mercy, Father of all, be pleased to receive them in Your heavenly company, and forgive the failings and faults they may have done from human frailty.
Your only Son, Christ, our Savior, suffered so cruelly that He might deliver them from the second death. By his merits may they share in the glory of His victory over sin and death.
For all the faithful who have died we pray, but in particular for those dear to us, parents, relatives and friends. nor do we forget all who did good to us while on earth, who helped us by their prayers, sacrifice and example.
We pray also for any who may have done us harm and stand in special need of Your forgiveness. May the merits and prayers of our Virgin Mother, Mary, and those of all the Angels and Saints, speak for us and assist them now.
This we ask in Christ’s name.