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List of Traditional Latin Masses in the DC Area for All Saints & All Souls, 2018

List of Traditional Latin Masses in the DC Area for All Saints & All Souls, 2018

In collaboration with our good friends of Traditional Latin Mass of Maryland (a site we highly recommend you keep bookmarked!) and DCLatinMass (indispensable for keeping track of TLM’s in the area), we’ve begun assembling a list of Extraordinary Form Masses (as authorized under Summorum Pontificum) in the Mid-Atlantic region for these two great feast days. And this year, the list is long and impressive. This is progress.

If you know of any Masses we NOT have listed, or know of a change or correction that needs to be made to existing listings, please do not hesitate to comment below, or send us a message or email. We will update this list as we learn more, so keep checking in.

REMINDER: The Feast of All Saints is a Holy Day of Obligation for all Catholics (but you knew that!).

Feast of All Saints, Thursday, Nov. 1

Feast of All Souls, Friday, Nov. 2

PLENARY INDULGENCES:

  1. Between Noon of November 1 and Midnight Nov. 2, a person who has been to confession and Communion can gain a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, for the poor souls each time he visits a church or public oratory and recites the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Glory be to the Father six times. This is a special exception to the ordinary law of the Church according to which a plenary indulgence for the same work can be gained only once a day. Because of this, some of the customs described below may be begun on All Saints Day.

  2. Also, the faithful who, during the period of eight days from All Saints Day, visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, on each day of the Octave, applicable only to the dead. Here is a simple invocation for the dead, called the "Eternal Rest" prayer:Eternal rest grant unto him/her (them), O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him/her (them). May he/she (they) rest in peace. Amen. (Réquiem ætérnam dona ei (eis) Dómine; et lux perpétua lúceat ei (eis). Requiéscat (Requiéscant) in pace. Amen.)(Source: Fish Eaters)

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