Cemetery Blessing for St. Thomas
Christ Is Risen! It is a tradition on St. Thomas Sunday to bless and visit the graves of our loved ones. This past week Fr. John Charest and Deacon Evan O'Neil visited the parish cemetery, after serving a panahyda at the main Cross, they walked and blessed each grave to continue the tradition and ensure our loved ones were not forgotten. Thank you to both of them for doing the blessing and remembering them for all of us during these difficult times. Have a blessed week! (Note: pictures are from previous cemetery blessings.)
"May Christ our True God Who is Risen from the dead, trampled down death by death, and to those in the tombs bestowed life, Who has dominion over the living and the departed, establish the souls of His servants, those who lie in Saints Peter and Paul Parish Cemetery, who have been taken from us in the abode of the Righteous - giving them rest in the bosom of Abraham and numbering them among the Righteous, through the prayers of His Most Pure Mother, of the Holy, Glorious, and All-praised Apostles, of our Venerable and God-bearing Fathers and of all the Saints, have mery on us and save us for He is Good and Loves mankind."