We will enter the month of November in the coming week. November is a special month for Catholics since it is the month that we pray for the dead in the most earnest way. Our prayers will greatly benefit many souls in Purgatory. Especially, in the first eight days of November, we will receive a plenary indulgence from the Holy See each time we attend a Mass or visit a cemetery and pray for the dead. A plenary indulgence means that by the merits of Jesus Christ, the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, the full remission of the temporal punishment due to sacramentally forgiven sins is obtained. It is recommended that we yield this grace to the souls in Purgatory after we have obtained the plenary indulgence by said devotion. Of course, any soul who benefits from our prayers and goes to heaven will pray for us in return. That is the beauty of the communion of our Catholic Church.
At Immaculate High School, we will be celebrating a Mass to honor all saints in heaven on Tuesday, November 1st; and we will also be remembering and praying for alumni, faculty and other deceased members of the IHS family.
May God bless you all!
Father Philip Phan
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE PRAYER REQUEST
On All Saints Day on Tuesday, November 1, our school community will remember and pray for all of those members of the Immaculate family who have passed away at a special Mass of Remembrance. The Mass will begin at 9:20 am in the school gymnasium. Please email Theresa Ludanyi at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on joining us.
We will pause to remember in prayer and gratitude the lives of those who, although no longer here, remain close to us through the Communion of Saints. Our prayers for them also deepen our faith in God's love and our hope of sharing in life eternal which Christ has prepared for us.
To help us include as many of the Immaculate family as possible in our prayers, please visit immaculatehs.org/morprayer to share the names of deceased loved ones you wish to remember. These lists will be placed in the Chapel and special remembrances will be made during our liturgy on November 1, as well as in Masses during the month of November. Thank you for helping us to build an environment of Christian faith and Gospel values in everything we do at Immaculate High School.
Students in our Theology II class rolled up their sleeves and got busy making lots of sandwiches! The lunches went to the Dorothy Day Hospitality House which has been feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless in the Danbury, Connecticut area since 1982. Students were fulfilling the “faith in action” component of Theology class. All Immaculate students must perform 25 hours of community service each year as part of our Opus Fidelium requirement.