Monday, November 26, 2018

Spiritually Inspired Christmas Gifts: Day 1

Today we would like to begin 9 days of ways to give this Christmas.  Our focus will be on Christ. 
As we are still in the month honoring the Holy Souls this seemed an appropriate way to begin. The Catechism of the Catholic Church encourages the faithful to help the souls that have gone before us. "The Church in its pilgrim members, from the very earliest days of the Christian religion, has honored with great respect the memory of the dead; and 'because it is a holy and a wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed from their sins' she offers her suffrages for them. Our prayer for them is capable not only of helping them, but also of making their intercession for us effective". (CCC958) One of the most efficacious ways to help the Holy Souls is through having Masses celebrated for them.

Did you know that since October 7, 2017 the Children's Rosary has tried to have 2 Masses offered daily for the Holy Souls in Purgatory? With the exception of several small gaps, we have been successfully able to continue this effort through November of this year. We wish to continue but there is an ongoing cost to requesting Masses. Please consider making a donation to help us continue having Masses said for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. 
Donations can be made online HERE or checks can be made out to Children's Rosary and sent to:

Children's Rosary
PO Box 271743
West Hartford CT 06127 USA

The Holy Souls are grateful for any help we can render them. They in turn remember us in prayer. As these souls enter Heaven they will be our advocates before Our Lord. A Christmas gift to help the Holy Souls brings them joy but also joy to Our Lord as these souls are beloved by God and kindness shown to them is meritorious. 
Thank you for your generosity kindness!

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