Manila Cathedral to bless cremated remains until Nov. 14

Published October 27, 2021, 2:06 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

Those who want to have the cremated remains of their dearly departed blessed may bring the urn to the Manila Cathedral.

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The Manila Cathedral announced that it will have the Rite of Blessing of cremated remains from Oct. 24 to Nov. 14 in all Sunday Masses.

“The family may bring the urn and a picture of their beloved dead, and we will celebrate a worthy liturgical blessing for them,” it said in a Facebook post.

“Let this loving action of the Church make our houses of worship welcome places of prayer and consolation specially for families who lost a loved one in this time of pandemic,” the cathedral added.

The government on Oct. 25 announced that public and private cemeteries, memorial parks, and columbariums in the entire country will be closed from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

All Saints’ Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls’ Day (Nov. 2) are two important feasts for the Catholic faithful.

During the said days, the faithful honor all the saints-known and unknown- and pray and visit their beloved dead in the cemetery.