In the Catholic Church, the Month of November has traditionally been dedicated to offering our prayers for the dead. Our faith reminds us that death does not end the bond of love that we have for one another. Those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith intercede for us – and we in turn, pray out of Christian charity for those souls still awaiting their eternal reward. Indeed, as the Book of Maccabees reminds us: "it is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead."
As I ask our students, faculty, and staff to submit the names of their loved ones to be remembered, I would like to extend an invitation to you to do the same. You may email to me the names of your loved ones at email@example.com. The names of all our beloved dead will be placed on the altar at the Dominican Chapel for Daily Mass, as well as in any of our school-wide Masses during the month of November.
Lastly, I would also like to extend an invitation to each of you to join us for Daily Mass at 7:20 AM at the Dominican Chapel – especially during this Month of the Holy Souls. Mass is celebrated daily Monday to Wednesday, and on Fridays during the academic year.
May God bless you and your family, and may God grant eternal rest to all our deceased relatives and friends.
Fr. Allain B. Caparas, Director of Catholic Identity
Gloucester Catholic High School