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Saturday, November 1

PRAYER FOR ALL SAINTS DAY and ALL SOULS DAY: Rosary and Litany for the Holy Souls in Purgatory  

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This is the first All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day that we will be celebrating without my dad who passed away 6 months ago. Tonight, we will be staying in my parents' place and we'll be praying the Rosary and Litany for the Holy Souls in Purgatory.  Just sharing what I compiled from Catholic sources in the Internet for those who may need this tonight.


Rosary for the Holy Souls

Sign of the Cross

V. O Lord, open my lips.
R. And I shall praise your name.
V. O God, come to my aid.
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning…

(Apostles’ Creed)
All: I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. And one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

V: For the intentions of our Holy Father, the Pope:
(Our Father, Hail Mary (x 3), Glory be…)

The Sorrowful Mysteries

1. The Agony in the Garden
Lord Jesus Christ, through Your bloody sweat of fear that You shed on the Mount of Olives, we ask You to have mercy on the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Bring to completion their purification and console them with the Cup of heavenly comfort.

• Our Father…
• Hail Mary… (x 10)
• V: Lord, grant them eternal rest… R: and let perpetual light shine upon them.
• (Fatima Prayer:) O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Your mercy.

2. The Scourging at the Pillar
Lord Jesus Christ, through Your painful Scourging which You tolerated so patiently for us sinners, we ask You to have mercy on the Holy Souls in Purgatory! Bring them to live for ever with Christ and give them eternal relief.

3. The Crowning with Thorns
Lord Jesus Christ, through Your painful Crowning which You suffered so patiently for us sinners, we ask You to have mercy on the Holy Souls in Purgatory and give them the crown of eternal delight.

4. The Carrying of the Cross
Lord Jesus Christ, through Your painful Carrying of the Cross, which You suffered so patiently for us sinners, we ask You to have mercy on the Holy Souls in Purgatory! Bring them to the everlasting peace of perfect life with the Most Holy Trinity and lead them into eternal joy.

5. The Crucifixion of Jesus
Lord Jesus Christ, through Your painful Crucifixion, which You suffered so patiently for us sinners, we ask You have mercy on the Holy Souls in Purgatory! Turn Your Holy Face towards them and let them be in Paradise with You today.

All: Lord, Jesus Christ, through Your five Holy Wounds and through all of Your Sacred Blood that You shed, we ask You to have mercy on the Holy Souls in Purgatory, and in particular on our parents, spouses, relatives, spiritual guides and benefactors. Complete the healing of their purification and let them enjoy and participate fully in Your Salvation. Amen.

Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail our life, our sweetness and our hope. To Thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to Thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, Thine eyes of mercy towards us and after this, our exile, show onto us the blessed fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

V: Pray for us, O holy Mother of God
R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

V: Let us pray
All: O God, Whose only begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries in the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Remember O Most Gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled unto Thy protection, implored Thy help or sought Thine intercession, was left unaided by Thee. Inspired by this confidence I fly onto Thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To Thee I come, before Thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. Do not, O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise my petitions but, in Thy clemency, hear and answer me. Amen.

St. Michael Archangel, defend us in the hour of conflict, be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God restrain him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust Satan down to hell and with him all the wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.

Litanies for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Lord, have mercy on us.
R: Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
R: Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven ,
R: *Have mercy on the Souls of the Faithful departed.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, *
God the Holy Spirit, *
Holy Trinity, One God, *

Holy Mary ,
R: *Pray for the Souls of the faithful departed.
Holy Mother of God *
Saint Michael, *
Saint Gabriel, *
All ye holy Angels and Archangels, *
Saint John the Baptist, *
Saint Joseph, *
All ye holy Patriarchs and Prophets, *
Saint Peter, *
Saint Paul, *
Saint John, *
All ye holy Apostles and Evangelists, *
Saint Stephen, *
Saint Lawrence, *
All ye holy Martyrs, *
Saint Gregory, *
Saint Ambrose, *
All ye holy bishops and confessors, *
Saint Mary Magdalen, *
Saint Catherine, *
All ye holy Virgins and widows, *

All ye Saints of God,
R: Make intercession for the Souls of the faithful departed.

Be merciful,
R: Spare them, O Lord.
Be merciful, 
R: Hear them, O Lord.

From all evil,
R:*O Lord, deliver them.
From Thy wrath, *
From the flame of fire, *
From the region of the shadow of death, *
Through Thine Immaculate Conception, *
Through Thy Nativity, *
Through Thy Most Holy Name, *
Through the multitude of Thy tender mercies, *
Through Thy most bitter Passion, *
Through Thy most Sacred Wounds, *
Through Thy most Precious Blood, *
Through Thine ignominious death, by which
Thou hast destroyed our death, *

We sinners,
R:* We beseech Thee, hear us.
O Thou Who didst absolve the sinner woman and
hear the prayer of the good thief, *
That thou wouldst release our deceased parents,
relations and benefactors from the bonds of their sins
and the punishment for them, *
That Thou wouldst hasten the day of visiting
Thy faithful detained in the receptacles
of sorrow, and wouldst transport them
to the city of eternal peace, *
That Thou wouldst shorten the time of expiation for their sins and graciously admit them into the holy sanctuary, into which no unclean thing can enter, *
That through the prayers and alms of Thy Church, and especially by the inestimable Sacrifice of Thy Holy Altar, Thou wouldst receive them into the tabernacle of rest and crown their longing hopes with everlasting fruition, Son of God, *

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
R: *Grant them eternal rest.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, *
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, *

Christ, hear us.
R: Christ, graciously hear us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
R: Lord, have mercy on us.

Our Father…
And lead us not into temptation,
R: But deliver us from all evil. Amen.
From the gates of Hell,
R: Deliver their Souls, O Lord.
May they rest in peace.
R: Amen.
O Lord, hear my prayer ,
R:And let my cry come unto Thee.

Let Us Pray…

O God, Creator and Redeemer of all the faithful, grant to the Souls of Thy departed servants the remission of all their sins, that through our pious supplications they may obtain the pardon which they have always desired. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
R: Amen.

O God, the Giver of pardon and the Lover of the salvation of men, we beg Thy clemency on behalf of our brethren, kinsfolk and benefactors who have departed this life, that by the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of all the Saints, Thou wouldst receive them into the joys of Thine everlasting kingdom. Through Christ Our Lord.
R: Amen.

O God, to Whom it belongs always to have mercy and to spare, be favorably propitious to the Souls of Thy servants and grant them the remission of all their sins, that being delivered from the bonds of this mortal life, they may be admitted to life everlasting, Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
R: Amen.

May the prayer of Your suppliant people, we beseech You, O Lord, benefit the souls of Your departed servants and handmaids, that You both deliver them from all their sins and make them partakers of Your redemption.
R: Amen.

May the divine assistance remain always with us. And may the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R: Amen.

Sign of the Cross

Sources:
http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/litanies/p03574.htm
http://www.holysoulscrusade.org/Holy-Souls-Rosary.html

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