Filipinos abroad can now offer mass or prayers for their dearly departed in the country.
The Media Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines has revived its “Undas Online” in time for the observance of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days on November 1 and 2.
“For those who cannot make it to your parishes, especially Filipinos in other countries or the seafarers, you may request for masses to be celebrated for your beloved dead,” Monsingor Pedro Quitorio, CBCP Media Office director, said in a CBCP News post.
Quitorio said visit the website www.undasonline.com, click “Prayer Request,” and list down the names of their departed loved whom they wish to offer mass. Masses will be held at the CBCP chapel in Intramuros, Manila starting November 1.
There is also a button for those who wish to make a donation or give mass stipends which will be given to the priests who will be celebrating the masses. Quitorio stressed this is not obligatory.
The Undas Online website also offers prayers and catechesis on the significance and liturgical meaning of the celebration of All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days, among others. (Leslie Ann G. Aquino)