Christ is the Answer 791
The Church sets aside All Saints Day and All Souls Day to commemorate those who have preceded us. The entire month of November is dedicated to celebrating these lives. This has evolved over time and actually preceded pagan practices and Halloween. Sts, Ephren and Chrysostom attest to the feast in their preaching in the 4th and 5th centuries.
For a number of years Fr. Riccardo has held almost annual grieving services for those who have recently lost loved ones: husbands, wives, children, parents or friends.