Xiao En All Souls Day 2017 Ceremony
[Nilai, Negeri Sembilan – 2 Nov 2017] Xiao En hold its yearly All Souls Day event at Xiao En Memorial Park, Nilai on 2nd November 2017. All Souls Day is a yearly ceremony for the Catholics to perform prayers for the souls of their loved ones. Through the prayer and good works, living members of the church could pray for their departed friends and family to remove the stain of sin and allow the souls to enter the pearly gates of heaven.
This year service was animated by Father Eugene Benedict, Father Andrew, Father Kenneth and Rev. Edward from Church of St Theresa. Asides from the prayer services, Xiao En Group has arranged acoustic music performance at their beautiful garden set up with variety of flowers arrangement to brighten up the meaningful ceremony.
Upon the Father’s arrivals, the Catholics guests visited the graves of their loved ones, where the Fathers went to each individual graves and columbarium to do the blessing using holy water.
After the blessing ceremony, all participants would proceed to Xiao En’s garden area for the “Mass of All Souls Day” prayers and hymns. Xiao En All Souls Day 2017 ended with balloon release ceremony, where the guests wrote their message on a note to their loved ones to attached on the balloon for mass release. By releasing the balloons in the air, we hope their loved ones would receive their special message in the heaven.
During the day, participants may also purchase some beautiful postcards by Academy for Silent Mentor for the good cause. They may want to write their wishes to their living love ones, and deliver the postcards through postal to their preferred address for free. The proceed from the postcards will be donated to the Silent Mentor Project and Xiao En will be sponsoring all the postage costs to give the whole charity initiative even more meaningful.