Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel at Gannon University
In the Catholic liturgical calendar, November is the month for the prayers for the faithful departed, also known as All Souls Month. In praying for the dead, the Church contemplates the mystery of the Resurrection of Christ and prays in charity for our sisters and brothers who have died so that they may attain the beatific vision of the kingdom of heaven.
You are invited to participate in the University’s annual Mass of Remembrance for the souls of the members of our Gannon family who passed away this year. We recognize by name our deceased alumni, faculty, staff, students, their family members, and friends of our University.
Mass of Remembrance on the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
Thursday, November 2, 2023 @ 11:05am
Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel (Erie campus)
We expect the Mass to be finished shortly before noon.
We encourage you to consider supporting our Gannon family who are grieving the loss of a loved one this year in any of the following ways:
- Accompany them to the Mass this morning or watch it with them on live stream so they have someone with them as the name of their loved one is read. A note for supervisors and faculty: I’d encourage you to be considerate of any request in your unit/class for employees/students who wish to attend the Mass, especially if any of them were notified that a family member’s name would be read aloud or if they want to support a colleague by accompanying them.
- Send a note, email or text that you know the Mass is happening today and that you’ll be remembering them in your heart.
- Pause for a moment of prayer sometime this week for those experiencing the grief of loss.
I am grateful that the Gannon family readily supports one another as we continue the human journey in faith and friendship.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
In the Peace of Christ,
Fr. Michael Kesicki
Gannon University Chaplain