PROVIDENCE — Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will celebrate Mass for the faithful departed at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, on All Souls Day, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at noon. Prayers will be offered for all those in the Diocese who have died in the past year, with a special remembrance of those who have died from COVID-19, and those who could not have traditional funeral rites during the statewide lockdown earlier this year.
In announcing the special liturgy, Bishop Tobin said, “All Souls Day is a beautiful and solemn day for Catholics. The Church speaks of the ‘Communion of Saints.’ We believe that the spiritual bonds forged in baptism are never broken, even by death. It is very fitting, therefore, that in the Holy Mass we remember our beloved deceased with deep and lasting affection, and that we ask the God of mercy to forgive their sins and welcome them into the perfect peace and joy of heaven.”
While the Mass is open to the public, because of construction there is very limited parking and seating will also be limited since the required pandemic safety protocols will be followed.
The Mass will also be livestreamed on the diocesan YouTube page.