PHOTOS: All Souls Day Mass, cemetery procession, St. Joseph, Westphalia

With Father Dylan Schrader, Nov. 2, 2022


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Father Dylan Schrader, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Westphalia and St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Folk, offered an all-school Mass with students of St. Joseph School on Nov. 2, All Souls Day. He then led them in procession to St. Joseph Cemetery, where they prayed for the repose of the souls of all who have gone before them. Students explored the cemetery and visited the burial places of loved ones and ancestors as Fr. Schrader sprinkled holy water over the graves. Catholics observe the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day) by praying for all people who died in God’s grace and friendship but are still being purified of any earthly attachment to sin before spending eternity with God in heaven. (88 photos)