Let us pray for your needs and intentions – you and members of your family, both living and deceased, will be remembered in the Novenas celebrated for your intentions and in the masses offered each day for you.

Our Current Novenas

October 2019

In this Month of Remembrance let the Franciscans pray for your loved ones.


Dear Friend,

Every one of us has moments when we’re gripped by the memory of someone dear. We may feel a range of emotions, from wistful joy to a deep sense of pain and longing. It is in these difficult moments that God is calling us to prayer.

Prayer is critically important in fostering our spiritual connection with the Lord and with our departed. Our intentions can also assist the Holy Souls on their journey to heaven, easing their suffering so they can dwell in the full joy of Christ for eternity.

With All Souls’ Day approaching, keep in mind that God always understands what you are going through, even when your heart is troubled. His ways are greater than our ways. In order to find peace, we must trust in His infinite wisdom.

I also want you to know that you are never alone in your grief, for the Franciscans are with you in spirit. We will pray for your loved ones on All Souls’ Day, November 2, and during our Novena for the Holy Souls, November 21-29. Please send the names of your dear departed to us for inclusion in our remembrance.

One of the blessings of our All Souls’ Day celebration is that it deepens our appreciation for the gift of our time here on earth. Every single day is so precious, and God does not want us to waste a single minute! He calls us to savor our joys, nurture our relationships, and take every opportunity to share His divine love with those around us.

Consider remembering your loved one(s) this All Souls’ Day with a contribution for our Franciscan mission work. This will be a beautiful gesture in their honor, as it will help create miracles of hope for the people in desperate need served in our missions.

If you wish, our friars will light a vigil candle in memory of your loved ones. The candle will remain lit throughout our Novena for the Holy Souls and all of November, the Month of Remembrance. Simply click here to submit your vigil candle request.

On All Souls’ Day and every day, may you be at peace in the knowledge that God is by your side in every moment, as are we, your Franciscan family. You and your loved ones will continue to be in our prayers.

Yours in St. Francis,


Fr. Robert, O.F.M.

P.S. Be sure to send your intentions including the names of your deceased loved ones for our All Souls’ Day remembrance and Novena.