Friends and family need our help on All Souls Day (Nov 2)
Prayer for the Holy Souls in purgatory is something we feel the Lord is specifically asking of us here at MDM. On All Souls Day every priest is allowed to celebrate 3 Masses for the souls in Purgatory. The souls in purgatory have said that there is nothing they need more than the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. We invite you to join us on this day in prayer for your deceased relatives, friends, and all the faithful departed.
9am-615pm Adoration (except from 11am-12pm)
From the Diary of St. Faustina
I saw my Guardian Angel, who ordered me to follow him. In a moment I was in a misty place full of fire in which there was a great crowd of suffering souls. They were praying fervently, but to no avail, for themselves; only we can come to their aid. The flames which were burning them did not touch me at all. My Guardian Angel did not leave me for an instant. I asked these souls what their greatest suffering was. They answered me in one voice that their greatest torment was longing for God. I saw Our Lady visiting the souls in PURGATORY. The souls call her “The Star of the Sea.” She brings them refreshment. I wanted to talk with them some more, but my Guardian Angel beckoned me to leave. We went out of that prison of suffering. [I heard an interior voice] which said, My mercy does not want this, but justice demands it. Since that time, I am in closer communion with the suffering souls. (Diary, 20)
From the Life of Blessed Suso
(Blessed Suso's friend and fellow priest appeared to him from Purgatory)
Blessed Suso said "Is it possible, my dear brother that so many prayers and good works which I have offered to God do not suffice for you?"
"Oh no," dear brother, replied the suffering soul, "these are not yet sufficient. It is the Blood of Jesus Christ that is needed to extinguish the flames by which I am consumed; it is the Holy Sacrifice which will deliver me from these frightful torments. I implore you to keep your word, and refuse me not that which in justice you owe me."