“As we pray for the dead, the dead will pray for us and will cheer us on into victory,” Bishop David Toups said in his homily during All Souls’ Day Mass Nov. 2. “When we pass through this life into the next, that’s when we become fully alive in Christ.”
Bishop Toups celebrated Mass at the Bishops’ Cemetery at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica. The cemetery is the resting place of Bishop Vincent Harris, the first bishop of Beaumont, and Bishop Bernard Ganter, Beaumont’s third bishop.
The Mass was held in remembrance of all those who have died. During the celebration, Bishop Toups prayed for the names of deceased loved ones submitted by parishioners and other individuals.