Remembering our Beloved Dead

Edmundite Campus Ministry at Saint Michael's College invites you to partake in the All Souls Remembrance asking God to grant eternal life and the glory of the resurrection to our loved ones who have died.

Many of us have experienced the loss of a loved one or close friend. Whether it was a family member, friend, colleague or neighbor, human death reminds us of the fragility of life and how quickly such life can disappear. The pain of loss is real and healing can sometimes take a very long time. The foundational mystery of our faith is our belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. St. Paul tells us that in our baptism we share in the death of Christ but we will also share in His resurrection (Romans 6).

Each November, beginning with the Solemnity of All Saints and the Feast of All Souls, the Church remembers in a special way all the faithful who have died. We believe in the Communion of Saints that those who have gone before us now enjoy the eternal banquet in heaven. It is part of our tradition that we pray for those who have died as they finish their pilgrim journey back to God. We pray also to the Saints that they through their prayers for us in the presence of God will aid us in our own pilgrim journey home to God.

In our Masses during the month of November, the Edmundite Community will remember all the deceased members and loved ones of the Saint Michael's College community. At each liturgy there will be a special petition in the Prayer of the Faithful asking God to grant eternal life to our loved ones who have died. We pray with hope that they will share in Christ's resurrection, believing that in death life is not ended, but changed.

You may list the names of those you would like to be remembered on this form through the end of November.

Sincerely in our Risen Lord,
Rev. Brian J. Cummings, S.S.E. '86
Edmundite Campus Ministry

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"I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die." ~ John 11:25-26

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