Deceased 2019-2020

During the month of November we commemorate those who have died. In the 11th century, the Abbot of Cluny decreed that his monks should offer Masses for the dead and the practice soon spread to other Benedictine monasteries. By the 13th century, the practice was evident in Rome. In the fifteenth century, the Dominicans encouraged the practice of offering three Masses for the Dead. During World War I, when so many soldiers had died and so many churches had been destroyed, Pope Benedict XV extended this privilege universally to all priests.

Even with the reform of the Liturgical Calendar in 1969, the Church maintained November 2 as the day when we pray for all those who have died, particularly for those who may be temporarily in purgatory, in reparation for their sins. Our Mass texts reflect our pleas to God for his infinite mercy as well as our certain hope in the Resurrection.

Sacred Heart has always displayed a Book of the Dead that includes the names of those friends and family of our own parishioners who have died in the past year. Since not everyone is able to attend Mass due to the pandemic, those names are included here as well. Please pray for the repose of the souls of these and all the faithful departed:

David Abbott
David A. Able
Jeanne Alaga
Thomas Biondo
Rev. Robert Bissot
Shirley Bratschi
Rev. Andrew Buvala
Dolores Churilla
George Cicinelli
Charles Coy
George Davis
Emily Dillon
Mary Doetsch
Dawn Durkee
Charles Elsenheimer
Conrad English
Mary Haden
Don Halstead
Rev. Jim Heller
Keith Hubbell
John Johnson
Sr. Lydia Korson
Joyce Marie Larsen
Paul Lehoux
Thomas J. Manion
Sr. Katherine Murphy
Sr. Mary Ellen Paulson
Greg Reisig
Rev. Joseph Reitz
Willie Rioux
Delores Salveta
Elmer Schultz
Dorothy Stites
Charlotte Streit
Jim Ulberg
Felix Urbanavage
Mike Vert
Daralinea Walters
Jim Welsch
Matt Wolfe


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