Our Beloved Deceased

Oct 31, 2015

These parishioners have entered into the fullness of eternal life from:  OCTOBER 31, 2014 TO NOVEMBER 1, 2015 

“Remember our brothers and sisters, our relatives and friends, and all those who have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again; bring them and all the departed into the light of your presence. ”

Mary Rose Fragola

Joseph Lepkowski

Anna Terranova

Mae Lenart

Mary Condolora

Christian K. Coyle

William Spencer

Thomas V. Squadrito

Theresa Perez

Deborah Button

Frank Budzielek

Joseph Torrisi

Joanne Terranova

Jennie Prunner

Irving J. Quinn

John A. Endieveri

Barbara Kulba

Joseph Scaravillo

David Reichel

George E. Sterzer, Jr.

Esther Benz-Stagnitti

Nancy Annuziata Aloi

Mary Sharpe

Adrienne Clos

Norma Tangredi

Austin J. Rinella, Sr.

Catherine Ledermann

Deborah Ann Finnerty

Michael C. Castrello

Mildred Ciborowski

Joseph A. Tinuzzo

Christopher Jennings

Robert Hallett

Robert Caruth

Angelina Haffner

Diane M. Piedmont

Robert Hammond

Anthony Cosentino

Frank Wieczorek

Edward Nowakowski

Linda Pullen

Jule Resnick

Edward A. Therre

Barbara Barry

Samuel Disatio, Jr.

Daniel Epolito

Marie “Connie” Padden

Betty Licari

Rose Talarico

Mary Bacola

Carmella DePalma

Ciro P. Tantillo

All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven.  The Church gives the word Purgatory to this final purification of the elect, which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned. The Church formulated her doctrine of faith on Purgatory at especially at the Councils of Florence and Trent. The tradition of the Church, by reference to certain texts of Scripture, speaks of a cleansing fire. This teaching is also based on the practice of prayer for the dead, already mentioned in Sacred Scripture: “Therefore [Judas Maccabeus] made atonement for the dead, that they might be delivered from their sin. " From the beginning the Church has honored the memory of the dead and  offered prayers in suffrage for them, above all the Eucharistic sacrifice, so that, thus purified, they may attain the beatific vision of God. The Church also commends almsgiving, indulgences and works of penance undertaken on behalf of the dead. (Catechism of the Catholic Church)

“Let us help and commemorate them. If Job’s sons were purified by their father’s sacrifice, why would we doubt that our offerings for the dead bring them some consolation? Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them. ” (St. John Chyrsostum, Flom in 1 Cor. 41 5:PG)