Uniting with many parishes back home in Scotland, the Scots College community celebrated a Mass for the Holy Souls in November.
Members of the community throughout the centuries who had died, benefactors of the College, and family members and friends of the current community were remembered in prayer in a special way, although Mass was offered for all of the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
Every year, all seminarians, sisters and members of staff are invited to hand in ‘November Lists’ with the names of those who have died and who they wish to be prayed for. Perhaps most notably, the names of many deacons, priests, bishops and cardinals are included in the November Lists. Unfortunately, many people at home seem to think that these men do not need prayers, but of course they do.
Please remember your former parish priests, deacons, bishops and cardinals in your prayers when you pray for the dead, as well as all of the Holy Souls in Purgatory.
Eternal rest, grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.