During the month of November we particularly remember the souls in Purgatory, where those who have died in God’s grace undergo purification so that they may enter heaven.

The Prayer of St Gertrude the Great below, is one of the most famous prayers for the souls in purgatory, and by praying for the souls in purgatory we can help them reach heaven more quickly.

We will celebrate the feast of our Parish Patron Saint, St Gertrude the Great, as a parish during the 18th November Vigil and the 19th November Masses.

Prayer of St Gertrude

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. Amen.