All Saints will be anticipated on Sunday 29 October (its actual date is 1 November), with the High Mass of All Saints celebrated at 10.30am. All Souls will be celebrated on its proper day, Thursday 2 November, with a said Requiem Mass at 8.00am and the Requiem High Mass of All Souls at 7.30pm.
Please invite bereaved friends or neighbours, and send the names of people to be prayed for to the parish office, or write them on the lists in church. At the evening Requiem High Mass the choir will sing the Requiem by Fauré, and there will be opportunity during the liturgy for people to lay a flower in prayer for those they are remembering.
These are our Autumn festivals – All Saints, about the change God has brought about in the living – All Souls, about the change God will bring about for the dead – because God is the Love that brings life out of death. These are the ‘true colours’ of our lives, deeper within us than most of us are aware.
Fr Ian Paton