Dear Friends of the Jesuits,
November is the month of Holy Souls, as the Church invites us to pray for our loved ones, relatives, friends and neighbours who have passed. As we get older, we seem to have more and more in heaven than on earth. We wish to have one more visit, one more conversation or one more embrace.
We can be one with them in a very intimate and personal way in the Eucharist. We believe in the communion of saints and becoming one with those who have died in Christ. Our prayers ask God to reveal more and more of himself. From their place in heaven, they ask God to help us in our struggles and provide even more than they did on earth. All of this happens in the Eucharist, in the Mass.
The Jesuits of Canada invite you to send the names of the important people in your lives who have passed. These names will be placed in a basket at the altar of the René Goupil Chapel, located within the Jesuit infirmary. Throughout November the Jesuits will pray for your loved ones during their daily Eucharist.
We sincerely hope that you will join us in the prayerful remembrance of the deceased. May our prayers and actions during November help all those in purgatory attain the glories of heaven.
The Jesuits are immensely grateful for your support and pray for you not only during November but throughout the year. Please consider donating to the formation of a Jesuit and supporting infirmed priests and brothers because without them all their good works would not occur. Contact the Jesuit Office of Advancement at 416-481-9154 or via email at email@example.com to learn more.
May God bless you and all the people you love.
Respectfully Yours in Christ,
Director of Advancement
Directeur de développement