On All Souls’ Day on November 2, we pray for all the faithful departed at our 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. masses. If you wish to have your loved one prayed for by name, click here to fill out an online form. You can also call the parish office at 941-955-4263 and tell the receptionist your loved one’s name. Please fill out the form or call the office by Friday, October 28.
At Redeemer’s All Souls’ Day Requiem at 6 p.m., the choir will sing a Memorial Requiem by parishioner and choir member Cynthia Roberts-Greene. She composed the piece from 1995-1999 in memory of her brother, David Owen Roberts, who was mortally wounded in the Tet Offensive in Vietnam on January 31, 1968. David was an Army soldier, chaplain’s assistant, and singer. He died at 19 while standing watch over his fellow soldiers as they slept in their tent. Roberts-Greene wrote the requiem to dispel feelings of loss and despair. She will conduct the choir and chamber orchestra on All Souls’ Day.
Do you want to change your life? No joke. Two of the most important days of the Christian Year are upon us: All Saints’ Day on November 1, and All Souls’ Day on November 2. Please be at mass on both of these days. The music will be glorious. On All Saints’ Day, my sermon is entitled “Who Are These Clothed in White? How to Get to Heaven When You Die.” On All Souls’ Day, I’m preaching on a hit by the late Loretta Lynn, “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven But Nobody Wants to Die.”
~Fr. Charleston Wilson, Rector, Church of the Redeemer
All Saints’ Day: November 1, 6 p.m., in person and livestreamed
All Souls’ Day: November 2, 6 p.m., in person and livestreamed