Pray for the Dead!!! (All Souls-17)
Why do we pray for those who have died? Because there is hope! Hope that they can make it to heaven even though they were not perfect and needing further purification before being able to take part in the fullness of joy in Heaven. We believe in purgatory which is a place of purification where the faithfully departed need our prayers. Let us offer up those prayers to help them and prepare our life so we can spend as little time in purgatory ourselves.