Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will celebrate a diocesan Memorial Mass for all faithful departed of the Diocese who have passed away during the pandemic period when churches were closed and individual Masses of Christian Burial could not take place.

The Mass is for those who died of any cause, not only COVID-19.

In this special outreach to all who are grieving the loss of a loved one, the names of those who have died will be submitted by the parishes, and the list will be bound and placed on the altar during the Mass.

A video of this Memorial Mass will be shown on diocesan media outlets, including the diocesan YouTube channel, at 2 p.m. June 17. Updates will be posted as they become available.