This Wednesday, 1 November, we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. The community Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM and, since it is a holiday for us, we follow the Sunday schedule. So Midday Prayer will be at 12:20 PM and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament will follow Vespers (5:30 PM) on Wednesday.
Thursday, 2 November, is the Commemoration of All Souls Day. Thursday is a work day, so we follow the normal schedule with Lauds at 7:00 AM and Mass following Lauds. Weather permitting, Midday Prayer at 2:00 PM (as usual) will not be in church but in the monastic cemetery (not the natural cemetery). It’s the annual commemoration of all our community members who have gone before us; this year we will be particularly mindful of Abbot Robert Barnes and Fr. Paschal Balkan who died this year. All are invited to attend and participate. As any of you who have attended in past years know, we have plenty of copies of the prayer service to lend you so you can join in with us.