Mass to Commemorate Deceased Priests Today

BRIDGEPORT— Bishop Frank J. Caggiano will celebrate a Mass to commemorate all those deceased priests and deacons who have served the Diocese of Bridgeport on Friday, November 12, 2021, at 12:10 PM at the Cathedral of Saint Augustine in Bridgeport.

During this month of All Saints and All Souls observances, the Mass is an opportunity to pray for the repose of souls of deceased clergy and to offer our thanks for their lifetime of service. All are invited to attend.

The following brief prayers are intercessory prayers to be said at any time for our deceased friends and servants of God, priests who have gone before us and sleep in the peace of Christ. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them.

…Hear with favor our prayers, which we humbly offer, O Lord, for the salvation of the soul of N. (name the priest for whom you pray), your servant and Priest, that he, who devoted a faithful ministry to your name, may rejoice in the perpetual company of your Saints. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. AMEN.

…We implore your kindness, O God, for N. (name the priest for whom you pray), your servant and Priest, that, as you made him a steward of your mysteries on earth, so you may bring him to be nourished by their truth and reality as unveiled in heaven. Through Christ our Lord. AMEN.