PRAYERS FOR

All Souls' Day

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed

Let us help and commemorate them. If Job's sons were purified by their father's sacrifice, why would we doubt that our offerings for the dead bring them some consolation? Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them

CCC 1032

All Souls' Day
2 November

All Souls’ Day or the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead is a day set apart for the remembrance of the dead and to pray for all the holy souls in purgatory awaiting their entry into heaven. 

For the souls in purgatory, waiting for eternal happiness and for meeting the Beloved is a source of suffering, because of the punishment due to sin which separates them from God. But there is also the certitude that once the time of purification is over, the soul will go to meet the One it desires.

Letter of his holiness Pope John Paul II for the celebration of the millennium of the commemoration of all the faithful departed