Over 150 people joined Bishop Frank J. Caggiano at Gate of Heaven Cemetery for the First Annual All Souls Day Mass this morning. Beginning this new Diocesan tradition, Bishop Caggiano thanked all who were in attendance, and shared a beautiful homily that moved many to tears.
”Even though we are surrounded by the sings of an impending Winter, we come here to remind ourselves that death does not have the final word,” Bishop said. Janet Davis, Event Planner for Bishop Caggiano, and the Office of Catholic Cemeteries, organized the Mass.
“The day will come, when God chooses, when every single person will rise from these graves—and the living and the dead will stand before God the Father and come into the Glory of everlasting life,” Bishop Caggiano said, “Which means that this feast of All Souls Day is the festival of hope.”