November Fast for the Holy Souls in Purgatory


Raphoe Mission have organised a fast to run throughout November for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. As we know, the Holy Souls need our prayers and sacrifices to help them get the last step to Heaven. We are asking that you would commit to one day (or more if you wish) to fasting on bread and water for the Holy Souls.

If for medical or other reasons, you cannot fast on bread and water, please consider some other form of fasting. Perhaps you could stay off the internet or phone for a day. Or give up tea/coffee/TV/snacking for a day. Or anything else that would be a sacrifice for you. You can then offer this sacrifice to God for the Souls in Purgatory.

We ask that you pray the prayers below on the day of your fast also, and throughout the whole month of November if you are able to. The Holy Souls may not be able to pray for themselves, but they can intercede for us. We have also included a prayer asking their intercession for us, to be said on the fast day. We are in very troubled times. The pandemic is bringing to light a lot of brokenness in our world—depression, loneliness, fear, lack of peace, domestic violence, addiction. The closing of businesses and churches is putting a lot of strain on people. So many are suffering illness.

Why not pray for the Souls in Purgatory and in return pray this prayer asking for their intercession for your needs or intentions. The Holy Souls will only too gladly intercede for their  benefactors. To sign up for a day in November (or more) please email or text 089 448 1656, giving your name and phone number (so that we can send a reminder) and the date you wish to fast on.


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