All Souls Day

We believe that the souls of all who die in Christ’s grace... are the People of God beyond death. On the day of resurrection, death will be definitively conquered, when these souls will be reunited with their bodies”

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Commemoration of the Faithful Departed  •  Friday, November 2, 2018  •  Mass 8:00am, Noon, 7:00pm
(Anointing at the Noon Mass, Special Candle Ceremony at the 7:00pm Mass)

The Feast of All Souls is a celebration for our departed brothers and sisters who at death may not have been cleansed from all their sins and are still undergoing the process of purification.  (This process is also known as Purgatory.)  Once all attachment to sin has been removed, and moral perfection is attained, these souls will enjoy the beatific vision in heaven.  We can help these souls achieve purification by prayer and by the sacrifice of the Mass.  All Souls Day differs from All Saints Day in that All Saints are already in heaven.


Memorial Tree Photo Display

We have a tradition here at Saint Gregory the Great, of displaying photos of our departed loved ones on our memorial trees in the Holy Family Chapel.

You are invited to bring a 4" x 6" photo to be added to the display. Please write the name of the deceased on the back of the photo, along with a contact name and phone number, and take the photo to the parish office before October 29. Unless you request otherwise, we will hold your photo for next year's display, and thereafter.

If you have any questions, please contact Orrie Irwin at 858-693-0974 or