Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago to Host Cemetery Sunday Outdoor Rosary and Prayer Services on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 in Observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day
Chicago (Nov. 5, 2021) – Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago will host Cemetery Sunday outdoor rosary and prayer services at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 in observance of All Saints’ Day, Nov. 1, and All Souls’ Day, Nov. 2. The services will be held at 17 cemetery locations.
“Cemetery Sunday is a wonderful opportunity for us to tell the stories of our loved ones,” said Rev. Larry Sullivan, priest director of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago. “We regularly remember our deceased family and friends in our prayers, but it is also important for us to share the stories of their life and love.”
Guests are welcome to bring their own chairs as seating will not be provided for the 30-minute services. Upon arrival, visitors will follow signs directing them to the location of the prayer service. There will be additional cemetery personnel available to answer questions and to assist visitors find grave locations.
Each cemetery will have a digital booklet sharing the names of those who were buried in the cemeteries from Oct.15, 2020 through Oct. 15, 2021. Families can also sign a digital memorial remembrance book to include their deceased loved one’s names and a special message so they can be remembered in daily prayers throughout the coming year.
In 1978, the National Catholic Cemetery Conference proposed that Cemetery Sunday be observed on the first Sunday in November as Cemetery Sunday as a day set aside to pray for the deceased and to visit the graves of loved ones.
For more information, please visit www.CatholicCemeteriesChicago.org.