Sunday was All Souls Day.
A day to pray for a remember those who have passed before us.
During communion, the cantor sang “Fly Like a Bird”. A song that will always remind me of Sarah Catherine.
While we knelt, Hubs and I held one another. Me in tears and him near. Spud was trying to work his way in between us (I’d displaced him from Hubs side when the song started).
And Dude was singing his little heart out in his pure, crystalline voice that only children possess.
What a perfect remembrance of our sweet girl.
Daily Prayer For The Holy SoulsImmortal God, holy Lord,
Father and Protector of all You have created,
we raise our hearts to You today for those
who have passed out of this mortal life.
In Your loving mercy, Father of all,
be pleased to receive them in Your heavenly company,
and forgive the failings and faults
they may have done from human frailty.
Your only Son, Christ, our Saviour,
suffered so cruelly that
He might deliver them from the second death.
By his merits may they share in the glory
of His victory over sin and death.
For all the faithful who have died we pray,
but in particular for those dear to us,
parents, relatives and friends.
nor do we forget all who did good to us while on earth,
who helped us by their prayers, sacrifice and example.
We pray also for any who may have done us harm,
and stand in special need of Your forgiveness.
May the merits and prayers of our Virgin Mother,
Mary, and those of all the Angels and Saints,
speak for us and assist them now.
This we ask in Christ's name.