Posted on January 4, 2012
For Father Ralph Argentino, Director of Calvary Catholic Cemetery, the spiritual care of the deceased and the living is just as important as the custodial care of the cemetery to which he has been entrusted. “It is an intrinsic good work and we feel this it is God’s work with all that is involved with the cemetery.”
Beginning Jan. 26 at 12:15 p.m., Father Argentino will celebrate a Month’s Mind Mass on the last Thursday of every month at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in the recently renovated Chapel of the Resurrection in Mausoleum Complex One. Prayers during this Requiem Mass will be offered for all of the deceased at Calvary and the Prayers of the Faithful will include the names of those persons who have been laid to rest during the previous 30 days.
All of the faithful are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The tradition of the Month’s Mind dates back to the fifteenth century as a feast of prayerful remembrance for departed souls on or about the thirtieth day of their passing. Though it is still common in Ireland and England, few parishes in the United States continue the custom today.
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