The faithful departed were remembered during Masses celebrated at the Diocese of Rockville Centre cemeteries on All Souls’ Day, Nov. 2. Auxiliary Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski was the principal celebrant and homilist in the chapel mausoleum at the liturgy at Queen of All Saints Cemetery in Central Islip. Father Fidel Cruz of St. John of God Parish, Central Islip, concelebrated.
Throughout the day, funeral processions arrived at the cemetery as mourners escorted the recently deceased for their burials. Deacon Kenneth Clifford, of Infant Jesus Parish in Port Jefferson and a member of the cemetery’s pastoral staff, presided at graveside committal services, offering prayers for the deceased while sharing words of hope and support for the grieving relatives and friends.
Photos by Gregory A. Shemitz