November: Month of Remembrance
The month of November is traditionally a time in which the Catholic community remembers those who have died. It is related to the fact that the end of November is the end of the Liturgical Year with a new year starting the First Sunday of Advent – the four-week period of preparation before Christmas. The Church then uses this end of the year period as a time to think of the end of life and the end of all things and the great hope that our earthly end is transition into a new life in God’s heavenly reality. We give thanks for those who have gone before us and we look with prayer and hope to their new life in heaven and our desire to join them there one day.
November 1: Feast of All Saints
November 2: Feast of All Souls
November 11: Remembrance Day
As part of this month we ensure a Book of Remembrance is updated and prayed over each day by both staff and students. Also, a whole school Remembrance Day takes place in order to commemorate those who have died in active military service.
EPCHS Remembrance Book
“Do not be worried and upset,” Jesus told them. “Believe in God and believe also in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house, and I am going to prepare a place for you. I would not tell you this if it were not so. And after I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so that you will be where I am.”
Eternal Rest Prayer
Eternal rest grant unto them,
O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.