Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Prayers for the Repose of the Soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

As we continue to mourn the loss of our late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, here are a few particular ways that we can pray for his peaceful repose:

  • Novendiale – Custom of nine days of mourning, following the funeral (Thursday, January 5 – Friday, January 13); we will leave up the memorial spaces in both churches as well as the black bunting on both churches during this period
  • Office of the Dead (Matins, Lauds, and Vespers) – Wednesday, January 11, St. Vincent’s at the normal times
  • Solemn Requiem Mass – Wednesday, January 11, 6pm, St. Vincent’s, followed by the Parish Holy Hour which will be offered for Pope Benedict’s repose

Prayer for a Deceased Pope

O God, immortal shepherd of souls,
look on your people’s prayers
and grant that your servant Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI,
who presided over your Church in charity,
may, with the flock entrusted to his care,
receive from your mercy
the reward of a faithful steward.
Through Christ our Lord.