The Faithful Departed

20 Jul

This morning, our parish is celebrating the funeral Mass for Consuelo Tabion, the mother of Deacon Napoleon Tabion.

This is a good opportunity to remind us of the need to pray for the faithful departed as well as to focus ourselves on what is our true goal: eternity with the Lord.

We thank God for the people whom He has given us to love in this life and we ask God to reward them with life eternal.

At the same time, we ask God to strengthen our hope in the resurrection so that we may, one day, be reunited with all of those who have gone before us.

FAITH ACTION:  Pray for all the faithful departed this day.

Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon them.

May they rest in peace. Amen.

May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen