Friday, April 20, 2007

A Devotional Prayer for Departed Loved Ones

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the Universal Church, those in my own home and within my family.

Our Lord told St. Gertrude the Great, that the following prayer would release 1,000 souls from Purgatory each time it is said. The prayer was extended to include living sinners which would alleviate the indebtedness accrued to them during their lives.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Mass Offering

We are most willing to assist you in offering Masses for your intentions in our parish. Just send us an email and we'll furnish you with more details.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Some Testimonies

Dear friends, here are some testimonies of people who believe in our ministry and ask us to offer Masses for their departed loved ones...

"I wish to offer a Mass for all souls in Purgatory, especially ...
I reside in Penang, Malaysia, and belong to the parish of....Thank you and may God bless you, Tony..."

"I would like to offer a mass everyday for the Friends of the Suffering Souls (FOSS) for the months of February and March 2007 ... The total number of masses for these two months is 50 masses ... I intend to offer a mass everyday for the year 2007 for them as I am very certain they will take care of me and all members of my family and those who say the masses for them and those whom nobody prays for.Thank you for saying these masses fervently for FOSS. I am glad that I found this website...Frances..."

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Multiple Mass Offerings

Some kind-hearted friends actually send in an offering for an entire year, and request that we allocate a day a month for their intention. Some request a particular date, which we try our best to comply. May people find it very convenient to give their offering via telegraphic transfer, or via GIRO, or as a standing instruction made out to their local banks. In this way, many who are caught up with a thousand and one things to do find that they are actually carrying out a very noble deed for their loved ones, without having to worry too much about the details. St Ann helps to pray with them for their deceased loved ones.

The Practical Side

Dear friend, if you'd like to have masses offered for your loved ones, you'd probably appreciate the practical steps leading to it.
Firstly, in our Archdiocese, the usual offering is RM20.00 per mass, not as payment, but as an act of charity to the church offering the service, as well as monetary support for its numerous missionary activities. You may want to check out for currency exchange rates.
Secondly, we accept cheques: both domestic and international. These can be made out to "St Ann's Mission".
Thirdly, please print clearly the names of those you'd like to be remembered at Mass. Please don't forget your own name and contact. If you've sent the cheque, you may want to inform us at
Since you're online, you might want to check out, an online resource centre for helping the souls of the faithful departed.
Thanks, dear friend! God bless you!

Monday, October 23, 2006

You Can Do Your Part

Dear Friend in Christ, the Month of the Holy Souls is fast approaching. Once again, Catholics all over the world remember their deceased loved ones on 2 November, All Souls Day.
The souls of our departed dear ones, commonly termed the Souls in Purgatory, or the Holy or Suffering Souls, are the souls of those who have died in the state of grace but who are not yet free from all punishment due to their unforgiven venial sins and all other sins already forgiven (for which satisfaction is still to be made). They are certain to enter Heaven but must first be purified in Purgatory. It is the teaching of the Church that these souls are aided by our prayers and good works, and especially by the Sacrifice of the Mass. Though they cannot help themselves, it is commonly believed that they can assist us, and the Church commends our prayers for their intercession.
The existence of Purgatory is so certain that no Catholic has ever entertained a doubt of it. It was taught from the earliest days of the Church and was accepted with undoubting faith wherever the Gospel was preached. The doctrine is revealed in Holy Scripture, and has been handed down by Tradition, taught by the infallible Church and believed by the millions and millions of faithful of all times.
The most powerful form of prayer for the Souls in Purgatory is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Flowers decorate a grave but wither and die, with no benefit to the soul of the deceased at all. We, the living, have the opportunity to assist the Holy Souls in Purgatory through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. This privilege may applied for the souls of the baptised or ubaptised.
At every Holy Mass, we enter into the timeless reality of the perfect and acceptable Sacrifice of Christ to the Father for our sake. And from that Sacrifice, immeasurable graces flow for all people and especially for those for whom the Mass is being offered. This is particularly the case for the deceased who may be undergoing purification in Purgatory to prepare them for the joy of heaven. We can offer the Holy Souls no better comfort and solace than to attend a Mass for them, or have Masses said for them.
As such, we have prepared special envelopes for this purpose. Not only will your departed dear ones be remembered and prayed for on 2 November at Holy Mass at our parish, but throughout the month, as their names will be displayed on a special notice board at our Church.
We also encourage you to pray privately for your departed loved ones, and to remember them lovingly especially in the month of November.
Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Rector St Ann