Monday Message, November 1, 2021

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Our next parish check in is Tuesday. Deacon John DiTaranto will facilitate a conversation featuring Valerie, Maria, Sharon, and Christine, who participated in a lively discussion with the curriculum committee on Friday morning. The topic is: before Confirmation moves, what needs to happen in our parishes?

We’ll continue our series, Documents That (Still) Matter on November 10, 2021.

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Tomorrow is the Feast of All Souls.

  1. Spend some time reflecting on those who have been close to you, have died, and are now with the Lord.
  2. Slowly read this scripture passage: Wisdom 3:1-3. The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace.
  3. Remember someone close to you who has died. Bring this person’s image into your mind’s eye. As you remember this life, imagine the Lord Jesus escorting this person into heaven at the time of death. Finally, imagine this loved one waiting for you. Know that when your time of passing comes, the Lord and your loved ones who have gone before you will escort you into the kingdom of heaven.
  4. Finish your short remembering with this prayer: Lord, you are the resurrection and the life. You promised that whoever believes in you will never die. Lord, through the power of your rising, help me believe in my own resurrection. Amen



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