For November…

The Vessel of Remembrance
In the month of November, we join together in remembering our beloved dead.  By our prayers, we keep all those who have gone before us not only in our thoughts, but also in our daily actions and deeds.

Due to the inability to gather to celebrate in the customary communal ways during the COVID-19 Pandemic, if you wish to have your beloved dead included in our Vessel of Remembrance during this month of remembrance, you are invited to complete the form below.  These names will be remembered as a part of the general intentions at all the liturgies at St. Gianna’s Parish during the Month of November.

click:  Submit the Name(s) of My Beloved Deceased

Masses Offered for the Dead
There is no greater way to keep our beloved dead in the life of the church’s prayer than by offering up a Mass in their memory.  It is customary to have masses offered up on the anniversary of death, the anniversary of birth as well as any other significant event that may have been celebrated in the life of the deceased.

click:  Request a Mass Offering

Having Cremated Remains of a Family Member Buried or Entombed
Every life that has ever lived deserves a fitting place of burial or entombment.  In 2016, in an Instruction of the Care of Cremated Remains, Pope Francis stated: “By burying or entombing the bodies of the faithful, the Church confirms her faith in the resurrection of the body, and intends to show the great dignity of the human body as an integral part of the human person whose body forms part of their identity.”  Cremated remains must be treated in the same way as a body for burial, and are not to be kept at home, divided or scattered.  To arrange for the entombment of the cremated remains of a loved one in the Month of Remembering, please contact Living Waters Columbarium at: 204-488-3977 or direct: 431-275-2500.