14 June 2010

Above us only sky

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.
~Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great

Last month I attended the funeral Mass for a cousin once-removed. The family recently sent out thank you cards, along with returning the money from "the envelopes," because they weren't "familiar with the custom."

The custom of giving money to have Masses said for the repose of the deceased's soul.

What a mess.