The most spectacular day at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows is All Souls Day. Thousands of roses decorate the sanctuary, each representing a departed loved one. It truly takes your breath away
On November 2, I will honor Fr.Joe Corriveau, O.M.I, by having a rose placed in his honor at the All Souls Remembrance Mass held at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. And I want to do the same for the loved ones in your life who are now experiencing eternal life.
Father Joe often sent emails to his brother Oblates updating us on his work in Haiti and making sure that our benefactors knew how important they were to our success. In one of his last emails from Haiti, he wrote:
“Please make sure the donors know that we appreciate their prayers and their sharing with us and the people of Haiti. Their interest and missionary spirit gives us the courage to keep going. My fellow Oblate priests and brothers and I are grateful for their generous help and the concern they manifest for us. Make sure they know we are remembering them in our prayers and daily Mass. May they be generously blessed by the Lord!”
And today I echo Fr. Joe’s thoughts. May God bless you for your generous heart.
To read more about Fr. Joe, please visit: oblatesusa.org/allsouls
To view the All Souls Remembrance Mass live at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, simply go to oblatesusa.org/live at 11:30 a.m. CST on November 2.
Our All Souls Remembrance is both a solemn and joyous liturgy. Solemn because we remember our loved ones who are no longer with us. And joyous knowing that they are now living in eternal life.
Perpetual Enrollment names of the deceased will be read in the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, throughout the day,
beginning 8:30 am
Send me your Prayer Petition. You will also be remembered in prayer during the All Souls Novena at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.
All Souls Mass
November 2, 2021