clarifies difference between All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day
Nov. 1 (PNA) -- A Catholic priest has urged the faithful to attend mass and
pray on Nov. 2 (All Souls' Day) for the souls that are still in purgatory
for them to go to heaven.
“All Souls' Day is a celebration of us living, praying for those who are
still in purgatory. That is why we call it All Souls' Day and once you are
in purgatory, it is just a matter of waiting time for you to go to heaven,”
said Father Francis Lucas.
He noted that All Saints' Day is different from All Souls' Day.
“These are different so don’t mix up All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day and
we have to hear mass to celebrate the saints. We also have to pray and
attend mass for the souls in purgatory,” the priest added.
“On November 2, there are many masses in the morning and evening because the
best prayer is the mass,” Lucas said, noting that going to mass is a
priority just like visiting their dearly departed in cemeteries.
“Number 1 is the mass but going to the cemetery is more on the personal
level that you have the remains of the dead but you see them as symbols of
their souls,” he added.
Millions of Filipinos visited their departed loved ones in cemeteries all
over the country during the commemoration of All Saints' Day. (PNA)