Saturday, 30 August 2008

Cemetery Mass

Last night the weather was kind enough to allow us to celebrate Mass in the Cathedral cemetery. Although prayer for the dead is particularly linked to the month of November, intercession for the faithful departed is something which the Church offers each day of the year, at Mass and at Vespers as well as in private prayer. In recent years a Mass has been offered in the cemetery in August, since in this month we are most likely to see the somewhat rare combination of dry weather and daylight! After Mass the priests were available to offer prayers at the side of individual graves for those who have families and friends buried in the cemetery.