Every fall the St Willebrord Touch Group has a special Mass to remember everyone from our parish who died in the past year. The Mass is normally done on the Saturday nearest to All Soul’s Day (November 2) at 8:30 in the morning. The next of kin for each of the deceased are contacted about one month before the Mass inviting them to attend.
At this Mass, the names of the deceased are read as part of the offertory petitions. As each name is read, the family of the deceased is invited to come forth to light a candle in memory of their loved one.
This Mass is both a beautiful tribute to the deceased, and also a chance for the parish to honor the family and the deceased in a special way.
The families in attendance are invited to a breakfast after the Mass is complete.