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Remembrance Mass for Those Who Have Died by Suicide

September 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

September 10, 2023 | 5:00 PM | Church of the Blessed Sacrament

(600 Oblate Dr., SATX 78216)

Celebrant: Bishop Gary Janak, Celebrant and Homilist

In observance of World Suicide Prevention Day, Bishop Gary Janak will celebrate a special Mass of Remembrance for those who have died by suicide. The Mass serves to remember loved ones lost to suicide and to promote healing for those who grieve their passing. During the Mass, those attending in honor of a loved one will be invited to bring a flower to the altar in remembrance of the person they have lost. This is a way to acknowledge those who have died by suicide and to symbolize our commending them to God’s love, mercy, and care.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Second Edition, states: “We should not despair of the eternal salvation of persons who have taken their own lives. By ways known to him alone, God can provide the opportunity for salutary repentance. The Church prays for persons who have taken their own lives.” (CCC 2283).

Please help spread awareness about this Mass

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Suicide Prevention

All people are encouraged to recognize the warning signs and identify ways to talk to someone who may be at risk. The Suicide and Crisis Hotline and Veterans Crisis Lines are available at all times, toll-free, via call or text:

  • Suicide and Crisis Hotline (24/7, toll-free): 988
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 or text 838255

Visit the Mental Health webpage for more information about Mental Health Care and Mental Health Ministry in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.


About this Mass:
Grace Rodriguez, Coordinator
Tel.: 210-734-1643
Email: [email protected]

About mental health resources:
Lauren Stadelman, Director for Human Dignity and Pastoral Care
Tel.: 210-734-1632
Email: [email protected]


September 10, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Grace Rodriguez


Church of the Blessed Sacrament
600 Oblate Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78216 United States
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(210) 824-4293
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