Guild of All Souls

For Oblates of the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula


Jan 1, 2016

Guild Masses in January

demoThe Monthly Requiem of the Guild will be offered on Tuesday January 19.  Masses "pro Populo" are offered on January 1 and 6.

Jan 1, 2016

Important Notice for Postulants

This is the last reminder for Postulants who joined us in January of 2015 that they need to apply for admission to the Novitiate before their one-year anniversary to avoid having their membership terminated as inactive.  Contact the Dean by phone or e-mail to arrange for the ceremony of induction.

Jan 3, 2016

2016 Calendars

We still have a few copies left of our two beautiful traditional Catholic wall calendars for 2016.  The first is black and white and contains full liturgical rubrics for every day of the year, making it easy to know not only what feastday it is, but also what the commemorations are at Mass and what colour vestments the priest will be wearing.  Days of fast are marked and instructions are provided on the rules of fast and other important things every Catholic should know.  Our liturgical calendar is $10.95 with free shipping.

Our second calendar is full-colour on glossy card stock, and features images of the cathedrals of Europe.  It contains the feastday for every day of the year, together with very clear color markings for holydays of obligatio and days of fast, making it a quick and easy reference to know what your duties are on any given day.  National holidays for the United States are also included.  Our colour calendar is $14.95 with free shipping.

Both calendars are available at Confraternity Books, the online bookstore of the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula.


January 2016

January 1 - Circumcision of Our Lord

Holyday of Obligation and Missa pro Populo

 January 6 - Epiphany of Our Lord

Missa pro Populo

Blessing of Chalk, Gold, Frankincense & Myrrh

Blessing of homes with Epiphany Water

Children's Christmas Party with Three Kings Cake

 January 18 - Chair of St. Peter at Rome

Medal Day

Opening of Chair of Unity Octave

January 19 - St. Marius & Companions, Mm

Monthly Requiem

January 22 - Ss. Vincent & Anastasius, Mm

Chair of Unity meeting of Board of Directors

January 25 - Conversion of St. Paul, Ap

Closing of Chair of Unity Octave

Prayer of Restoration

To be Recited Daily

Let us pray.

Almighty and Everlasting God, * we beseech thee to restore unto this world of sin * that faith which St. Peter thy first Pope and Prince of the Apostles * did once humbly confess; * and commit once more, * through thine infinite mercy, * the government of thy Church * unto a worthy Vicar of thy Son; * that he may be bestowed with such increase of all virtues * as may be pleasing in thy sight; * and that being so adorned, * he may lift from the Church and from all nations * the heavy weight of heresy * that presseth down upon us; * and rendering Christendom once more acceptable in thy sight, * may bring at length all nations * to render due homage at the feet of their divine King, * even Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, * who liveth and reigneth with thee, * in the unity of the Holy Ghost, * ever one God, * world without end. * Amen.



Membership of the Guild of All Souls is open to all Roman Catholics who wish to help the faithful departed with their prayers.  Membership is required for the Priests, Religious, and Oblates of the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula.



One of the first priorities for our Oblate Postulants is to have their names inscribed in the Guild of All Souls in the Priory or Mission to which they are attached.  As its name implies this Guild has as its purpose the relief of the suffering souls in Purgatory, and our prayers for this purpose is one of every Catholic's most important duties.  For this reason, the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula emphasizes the importance which we expect our Oblates to attach to this duty, requiring membership of and participation in the Guild of All Souls.



On joining the Guild of All Souls, Oblates and Non-Oblates alike are required to complete the form below, providing their own contact information followed by an extensive list of their departed loved ones.  These may be family, friends, or indeed anyone for the repose of whose souls you wish to pray.  Once you have submitted this list of names, they will be kept in perpetual remembrance at the Guild's Monthly Requiem Mass. 

There are no other absolute requirements for the members of the Guild of All Souls, although they are expected to pray regularly for the Holy Souls.  To facilitate this, we provide a link to our sister website of the Confraternity of Ss. Peter & Paul, in which the complete Office of the Dead is provided as well as other prayers and chaplets which may be said for the faithful departed.

Prayers for the Faithful Departed

Additionally, members of the Guild of All Souls are expected to support their Priory or Mission financially by submitting Mass intentions regularly, or at least providing a regular contribution towards the stipend for the monthly Requiem.  For instructions on submitting Mass intentions, please use the following link:

Submitting Mass Intentions



While the purpose of the Guild of All Souls is primarily to benefit the faithful departed for whom we pray, we nevertheless may be consoled by the knowledge that the graces granted for these Masses and prayers are being applied to our own loved ones who have gone before us, and who now rely on us to help them.  As noted above, each priest of the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula is obliged to offer a Monthly Requiem for the repose of the souls of all those inscribed in the Guild of All Souls by our Oblates and other faithful.  It should be noted that while these names are kept in the individual Priory or Mission, together they comprise the Honour Roll of the Guild of St. Peter ad Vincula, and each monthly Requiem is offered for the benefit of all these souls.

Additionally many of the prayers provided for our members have indulgences attached, and in this we can be assured that if we recite them under the usual conditions, they will be of great benefit to those whose loss we grieve.

By praying for the dead, we give solace to our brothers and sisters of the Mystical Body who can no longer help themselves.  They are, however, capable of helping us by their prayers, and we can believe that their gratitude for the prayers we offer on their behalf will encourage them to pray more fervently for us who offer them.

The financial assistance we provide with our Mass stipends not only fulfills our obligation regarding the Church's commandment to support our priests, but by doing so enables and encourages these men in their service for Christ's Church and for you the faithful who support them.  There is no question that God will bless your generosity and reward you "an hundredfold" for the sacrifices you make for the Church.