All Saints’ Day, a holy day of obligation for Catholics around the world, is observed annually on Nov. 1. As is tradition in New Orleans, all Catholic cemeteries will host special blessings of the graves on All Saints’ Day to encourage prayer and remembrance for the deceased.
Special Masses will be celebrated at all Catholic churches in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, and several cemeteries will host Mass to observe the holy day.
All are welcome to attend as New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond celebrates Mass at 11AM at St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, 3421 Esplanade Ave. in New Orleans.
– Sarah McDonald, Archdiocese of New Orleans