Shrine to host All Souls Day Liturgy

Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2009

JUNEAU - The Shrine of St. Therese will host an All Souls Day Liturgy (Mass) at noon Monday, Nov. 2, in its chapel. All Catholic and non-Catholics are invited to attend.

"The church has encouraged prayer for the dead from the earliest times as an act of Christian charity," said retiring shrine director Thomas Fitterer. "Prayer for a loved one is, for the believer, a way of erasing any distance, even death. In prayer we stand in God's presence in the company of someone we love, even if that person has gone before us into death. Just as we believe we can ask others to offer prayers for our daily needs, we believe that we, too, can offer prayers for those who have passed from this earthly place through death, so that they will come face to face with their God of mercy and love."

Bishop Edward Burns will celebrate the Liturgy and include in the Mass an intention for all those interred at the Shrine Columbarium.

For more information, contact the Diocese of Juneau at 586-2227, ext. 24.

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