REMEMBRANCE OF THE DEAD AND PRAYER FOR THE BEREAVED:
On 1st November at 3pm the bishops and priests of Ireland will lead a short service of prayer to dedicate the month of November to “Remembrance of the Dead and Prayer for the Bereaved”. We invite the whole country to unite in this moment which will be followed by parish liturgies throughout the month of November, reaching out as much as possible to those who cannot be physically present”. Bishop Francis Duffy will lead a Service of Remembrance in St Mel’s Cathedral on Sunday 1st November at 3pm. It will be livestreamed on www.longfordparish.com and Crossan Cable channel 84.
INDULGENCES: 1. From 12 noon on 1st Nov until midnight on 2nd Nov, all who have confessed and prayed for the pope’s intentions (one Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other prayer of one’s choice) can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a church or oratory, and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostle’s Creed. This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed.
2. The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1st to 8th Nov. The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.