Prayer service at the chapel.Prayer service at the chapel.Some 60 laypeople and 10 priests took part in a blessing ceremony at the Choa Chu Kang Catholic Cemetery on All Souls’ Day, Nov 2.

The event began with a procession of the priests, who were mostly from the North District, into the cemetery chapel.
Fr Christopher Lee from St Joseph Church (Bukit Timah) then led the crowd in a short prayer service.

Carmelite Friar Kenneth Gopal blessing the graves.Carmelite Friar Kenneth Gopal blessing the graves.
The priests later blessed the graves with holy water, with each of them visiting different sectors of the cemetery, while the laypeople prayed at the graves of their loved ones, lighting candles and placing flowers.

By Clara Lai
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