This year, in a very special way, we remember all those lives lost to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
As we approach Monday, November 2nd and the Feast of All Souls,
we remember our friars who have been met by Sister Death over the past year:
+Fr. Antone Kandrac, OFM Conv. ~ November 20, 2019
+Fr. Boniface Reinhart, OFM Conv. ~ December 28, 2019
+Fr. Edward Costello, OFM Conv. ~ February 18, 2020
+Fr. Brad Heckathorne, OFM Conv. ~ July 11, 2020
+Fr. Alvin Somerville, OFM Conv. ~ August 19, 2020
Daily Prayers for the Deceased
V. Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord, Lord hear my voice!
R. O let Your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleading.
V. If You, O Lord, should mark our guilt, Lord, who would survive?
R. But with You is found forgiveness; for this we revere You.
V. My soul is waiting for the Lord, I count on His word.
R. My soul is longing for the Lord, more than watchmen for daybreak.
V. Let the watchmen count on daybreak, and Israel on the Lord.
R. Because with the Lord there is mercy, and fullness of redemption, Israel indeed He will redeem from all its iniquity.
V. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
R. and let perpetual light shine upon them.
V. May all our departed brothers, sisters, relatives, friends and benefactors, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Let us pray. Lord God, You are the glory of believers and the life of the just. Your Son redeemed us by dying and rising to life again. Since our departed brothers, sisters, relatives, friends and benefactors of our Order believed in the mystery of our resurrection, let them share the joys and blessings of the life to come. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.