The Armchair Liturgist: All Souls 2013

All Souls Day falls on a Saturday, something of an awkwardness for some parishes (like mine) that don’t regularly celebrate a Saturday Mass.

Some communities celebrate with a “special” Mass, inviting people who have lost loved ones, and having a reception or meal afterward.

It’s also a good time to have a funeral choir, and to employ other traditions, like inscribing names in a book of the deceased.

What traditions does your parish use? And if you were the liturgist, how would it go in your ideal parish?

Look out: next year, it falls on a Sunday. How will that affect your parish traditions?

About these ads

About catholicsensibility

Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
This entry was posted in The Armchair Liturgist and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s