Every year, we remember the names of loved ones who have died in the Christian faith, praising God for the mercy he has had upon them and thanking God for preserving them in that saving faith throughout their life. Normally, the names of these departed souls are recalled in a prayer on All Saints' Day, which is November 1. Good Shepherd will transfer this prayer and these remembrances to the 3rd Sunday of End Times which focuses on Saints Triumphant. This year that falls on November 15.
In addition to members of Good Shepherd who have been called to eternal rest, names have been submitted of loved ones who have died in the Christian faith between November 19, 2019 and November 15, 2020.
PRAYER FOR SAINTS TRIUMPHANT
M: Almighty God, today we recall with thanksgiving those saints who were taken from us in the Church Militant and carried by the angels to you and the Church Triumphant. Especially, we give you praise for our departed family and friends who have gone before us in faith and all those who are in our hearts and minds this day:
(The names of those who are to be remembered are read.)
Samir Zayed, uncle of Norma Kirvan (October 17, 1937 – February 1, 2020)
Barbara Ann Sullivan (November 7, 1934 – February 29, 2020)
Paul Eugene Sullivan (January 22, 1938 – April 8, 2020)
Jerome Eugene Spaude, father of Cathy Mowers (September 1, 1928 – April 19, 2020)
Janet Lee Papson (September 13, 1952 – May 15, 2020)
Crystal Reisig, mother of Ken Reisig, (August 30, 1943 – August 8 2020)
Adolfine Janecke (November 11, 1924 – September 10, 2020)
Victor V. Voigt, father of Colleen Fadool (April 20, 1927 – October 3, 2020)
Ken Reisig, father of Ken Reisig, (September 15, 1940 – October 9, 2020)
Irvin Haase, grandfather of Paul Haase (March 2, 1922 – October 26, 2020)
To these, you have granted eternal rest this past year. We thank you for giving them new life in Christ while on this earth and for sustaining them in true and saving faith throughout their life. We praise you for finally giving them the fulfillment of your promises of salvation and eternal life. Strengthen and sustain us in this saving faith so that we may also join with the angels and archangels and all the company of heaven in joyful praise, peace, and rest forever; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.