Remembering parishioners

Oct 30, 2016

“Remember our brothers and sisters, our relatives andfriends, 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. ”  These parishioners have entered into the fullness of eternal life from:  OCTOBER 31,2015 TO NOVEMBER 1,2016. 

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, Horn in 1 Cor. 41 5:PG)

 

Brandi Pullen

Florence Raite

Maria Volza

John Sinnett

Elaine Dalfo

Walter Cooper

Kevin George Yerdon

Mary Forbes

Theresa Farruggio

Joseph Aloi

Richard Brown

Angelo Galutz

Louis Perioli

Stella Lansing

Anthony Vecchio

Ruth Martin

David Koza

Matthew Sabella

Mark Downey

John Fudali

Francis Ferrara

Jill Tolerico

Kathleen Reppi

Louis Toscano

Patrick Lizzio

Patricia Vedora

Paula L. Salce

Daniel J. MacDonald

John Fiori

Joshua Hildreth

Frank Compisi

Adolf D. Stenner

Michael Tucci

Jane Cornell

Joseph Correia

Grace Busco

Anne Rose Markovich

Robert M. Licata

Anne Perrotti

James Yennock, Jr.

Filomena Rizzo

Mary Tinuzzo

Elizabeth Stagnitta

Ann Troiano

Rosemary J. Padula

Arola Flood

Mary Menter

Rosalie Barilla

Madeline Delcioppo

John V. Cappelletti

Anthony J. Tangredi

James Condolora

Dominick Strange

Antoinette Pitonzo