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 catholicsensibility

Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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