In a Requiem, we remember the souls of our departed loved ones and friends and give thanks for their lives. We pray God will make them ready to be welcomed into his kingdom. We do this by presenting to God afresh the saving sacrifice of his Son, which is our only hope of everlasting life.
We celebrate a Mass of Requiem about twice a month during one of the weekday Masses. There is usually a list placed at the back of Church after the Mass on the preceding Sunday, so that the names of those who have died recently, or those whom people would like to be remembered can be collected.
In addition to our monthly requiems, on All Souls’ Day, 2nd November, each year a special Requiem takes place when we make our annual remembrance of the departed and remember all those who have died.
Fr Peter is always happy to celebrate a Requiem upon request from any parishioner, especially upon the news of the death of a loved one.