"Blest are the sorrowing, they shall be consoled." — Beatitudes
Christ the King parish celebrates an annual Mass of Remembrance on the Sunday closest to All Souls Day (November 2) during this liturgy, we honor the memory of parishioners who have passed to eternity during the current year. During this celebration we begin with a procession with the symbols used for all funerals and memorials.
- The Paschal Candle symbolizes the risen Christ and tells us he has conquered sin and death. It is a reminder that the deceased through Baptism shares in the victory of Jesus.
- The Pall which is draped on the casket at the beginning of the funeral liturgy is a reminder of the white garment given at baptism and symbolizes our life in Christ It also signifies that all are equal in the sights of God.
- The Scroll bears the names of those who have died during the year.
- The Book of Life contains the names of our deceased relatives and friends regardless of their year of death.
As the family enters the church for the liturgy, a rose is presented to them to put into the designated basket when their Loved ones name is called and brought to the altar at the offertory of the Mass.
Immediately following the Mass, family and friends are invited to the reception in the parish hall.