We celebrate All Saints Day and All Souls Day.
On All Saints day we remember to pray to men and women of every age. We pray to them that we may follow their example of holiness and faithfulness. Also we venerate the memory of the Saints so that we can be like them.
On All Souls Day we pray for the faithful departed – for our families and friends who have died and who by their lives may have given us a glimpse of Jesus. As we think of this you may have your own thoughts and thanks.
I remember with thanks for my parents, priests, Sunday School helpers and lots of other departed people who have helped me to become what I am today.
At the end of this month we celebrate Christ the King knowing that Jesus is both King of the departed and the living.
As the hymn tells us:
He died that we might be forgiven
He died to make us good
That we might go at last to heaven
Saved by His precious blood
Have a good December too, as Advent and Christmas are looming
With love, prayers and my best wishesFather Alan