Faith Formation Reflections and Resources

Periodically, reflections and resources will be posted here which are intended to enhance the faith experience of our parishioners. Please feel free to contact our pastoral associate, Leo Racine, at 508-528-0020 or pastoralassociate@stmarysfranklin.org with any comments or questions.

November, a month which is dedicated to the memory of those who have passed from this life to the next.

10-27-2022

The month of November is dedicated to the memory of those who have died. It is a time for us to hold fast to the belief that when a faithful person dies, “life has changed, not ended” (Roman Missal, Preface for the Dead). Here is a 2017 article by Clare Coffey (bit.ly/CoffeyNovember) that reminds us that “[t]o mourn as a Christian is to hold both the fullness of loss and the promise of restoration at once.”  You can listen to Marty Haugen’s rendering of Psalm 23, Shepherd Me, O God at bit.ly/HaugenShepherd. Psalm 23 is a psalm of comfort for many people in the face of suffering and death.

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