All Souls Day: archbishop to bless graves on Nov.2

Archbishop Dr. George Antonysamy will be the chief celebrant at Holy Mass to be said at the Quibble Island Cemetery, R. A. Puram on November 2, which is observed as All Souls Day by the Catholic community. It is a day on which people remember the dead and pray for them. Many people also visit the graves of their near ones, pray and place flowers.

That Sunday, the archbishop will first bless the graves at about 4.30 p.m. and then say Holy Mass on this campus. At all local churches, Masses of the day will be offered in memory of the departed.

Quibble Island Cemetery is one of the oldest in the city and has the graves of Protestant and Catholic people, in two sections on this campus. Some graves are of the 19th century and include those of Britishers.

There is also a cemetery for Catholics on St Mary’s Road which belongs to Chennai Corporation ¬†and is managed by the Our Lady of Guidance Church, R A Puram.

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