Religious services for the commemoration of all the faithful departed will take place at three Catholic cemeteries as follows:
St. Michael’s Cemetery, Happy Valley, Hong Kong: Bishop Michael YEUNG, VG, will officiate at 4:00 pm.
Holy Cross Cemetery, Chai Wan, Hong Kong: Bishop Joseph HA, OFM, VG, will officiate at 4:00 pm.
St. Raphael’s Cemetery, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon: Rev. Dominic CHAN, VG, will officiate at 4:00 pm.
(1) The persons-in-charge of the above cemeteries and the Parish Priests in whose territories the cemeteries are located are requested to provide all necessary requirements and assistance for the eucharistic celebration on November 2.
(2) A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the souls in Purgatory, is granted to the faithful who fulfill the conditions (either on the same day that the indulgenced work is performed, or within about 20 days before or after the indulgenced work) of confession, Holy Communion and prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions (such prayer may be fulfilled by reciting one Our Father and one Hail Mary), and who –
(i) devoutly visit a Catholic cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed on any and each day from 1st to 8th November, OR
(ii) devoutly visit a church or oratory on November 2 and recite one Our Father and the Creed during the visit.