We begin in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Let us take a moment to recall in our hearts anyone who is dying or has died in our circles of relationships – hold in your heart also their caregivers, family, and friends.
Now think about all of us who have had a part life fade away this year – some part of our body, mind or soul has gone and we are grieving that relationship – that completeness.
Let us pray together:
O Lord and let your unending light shine upon the darkness within us. Amen.
May all the faithful departed through the mercy and love of God, rest in peace. Amen.
May all our losses bring us closer to you and one another. Amen.
We also pray with the saints and those who have died to help us work for a world where forgiveness, mercy, love and compassion reign.
Your response for this part is "Pray for us".
St. Michael … [ Pray for us.]
St. Gabriel … [ Pray for us.]
St. Raphael … [ Pray for us.]
All holy angels and archangels… [ Pray for us.]
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob … [ Pray for us.]
Ezekiel, Isaiah and Jeremiah … [ Pray for us.]
All holy prophets … [ Pray for us.]
St. Paul … [ Pray for Us]
St. Francis of Assisi, patron of ecology … [ Pray for us]
St. Vincent de Paul, patron of charitable societies … [ Pray for us]
St. Anthony of Padua, patron of the poor … [ Pray for us]
St. Rose of Lima, patron of Latin America … [ Pray for us]
St. Martin de Porres, patron of Social Justice … [ Pray for us]
We remember and pray for Hindu people on this day of Diwali (Festival of Lights) which celebrates the victory of Light over darkness.
We close our prayer today in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.