Sunday, October 29, 2017

All Souls Day Traditional Requiem Mass

November 2, is All Souls' Day. Fr. Vogel will offer a Requiem Mass at 4:30pm at St. Paul’s in Nampa.

NOTE: This is a change from the original scheduled time of 12:00 noon.

For those who are not familiar with the Requiem Mass the following gives some background.

The commemoration of all the faithful departed is celebrated by the Church on 2 November, or, if this be a Sunday or a solemnity, on 3 November. The Office of the Dead must be recited by the clergy and all the Masses are to be of Requiem, except one of the current feast, where this is of obligation.

The theological basis for the feast is the doctrine that the souls which, on departing from the body, are not perfectly cleansed from venial sins, or have not fully atoned for past transgressions, are debarred from the Beatific Vision, and that the faithful on earth can help them by prayers, almsdeeds, and especially by the sacrifice of the Mass.

The ceremonies of the Mass of Requiem are the same as those of the so-called "Mass of the Living" with the exception of a few omissions and variations indicated in Title XIII of the Rubrics. The Requiem Mass should always be celebrated with black vestments; black, in the Latin Rite, representing the deepest mourning.

This message is to all traditional-minded Catholics in the Treasure Valley who have expressed an interest in attending the Traditional Mass. The Treasure Valley Latin Mass Society, St. Joseph's Chapter is in the early stages of formation. Its purpose is to promote and to establish a Traditional Latin Mass in the Treasure Valley. To further this goal an application has been submitted to Una Voce America to become a chapter. If you wish to help on the formation of a “stable group of faithful” for the celebration of the Traditional Mass according to Summorum Pontificum in the Treasure Valley, please contact Mr. Thomas Lester, Chair at (208) 891-9980 or Mrs. Pamela Gross, O.P., Vice –Chair at (208) 761-1188 or email us at:

Please forward this message to anyone you know who may be interested.

Pax et Fides,
Mrs. Pamela Gross, O.P.

Please pray for Bishop Michael P Driscoll, requiescat in pace