The procession, which included hundreds of people, started at St. Lucian’s Home and ended at an altar in the cemetery, where Msgr. Plocharczyk was the principal celebrant of the annual Mass in observance of All Souls Day.
The congregation prayed for the deceased members of their families and others as well as the souls in Purgatory.
Also in the Polish tradition, attendees decorated graves of their loved ones with candles, votive lights, wreaths and potted flowers, predominantly chrysanthemums. The candles burned long into the night. See photo gallery by clicking here. (Photo by Eva Gryk)