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Liturgy of the Eucharist: Part 29

After the priest prays for “every heavenly blessing” for those of us who attend Mass, he prays for those who have died. “Remember also, Lord,” the priest prays, “your servants … who have gone before us with the sign of faith and rest in the sleep of peace.” The priest is particularly praying for those in the parish community who have died. He is praying for their salvation.

 There is also a time of silence after he says these words. The time of silence is for you to add your intentions Continue reading