Saturday, November 1, 2014, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
San Angelo Bishop Michael J. Sis will celebrate the Blessing of the Graves, Saturday, November 1, at Calvary Cemetery in San Angelo. Mass will be offered at 11 a.m., followed by the blessing of the graves. The ceremony is normally celebrated on All Souls' Day, November 2 each year; however, sinceNovember 2 falls on a Sunday this year, the Blessing of the Graves will be held on All Saints' Day, November 1, in order not to interfere with regular Sunday activities in parishes. All Souls' Day will be observed in all the Sunday Masses in Catholic parishes on November 2 this year. On this day Catholics remember those who have died and pray that they may rest in peace. First observed in a French monastery in the town of Cluny in 998 AD, the feast was gradually adopted by the whole Church.