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Bishop Burbidge Celebrates All Saints Day Mass

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Most Reverend Michael Burbidge celebrated Mass on the Solemnity of All Saints at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Raleigh, November 1, 2012. The Holy Day of Obligation honors all saints, known as well as those unknown or forgotten. On this day, Catholics ask for their prayers and intercessions.

In his homily, Bishop Burbidge spoke of how the Year of Faith should serve as a reminder that “our ultimate purpose is to live with the Lord both now and forever.” And that how in this special Year we are called to “renew our commitment to deepen our intimate relationship with Jesus, so that with His grace we may grow in holiness and embrace the vocation we all share: that is, to become saints.”

Pointing to one of the Church’s most recently canonized Saints, Kateri Tekakwitha, Bishop Burbidge noted how her name means “one who has placed all things in order. To be a saint,” the Bishop said, “the same must be able to be said about us.”

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Below: Faithful attending 12:10 p.m. All Saints Day Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Click photos to view larger.