The online platform of Radyo Veritas846 or Radyo Veritas Philippines launched “Undas Veritas 2020: Remembrance, Prayer, and Recognition in connection with the observance of the Filipino people of Todos Los Santos.”
According to an article in Veritas, it is said that the Catholic Church wants through Undas Veritas 2020 to be able to send believers prayers and supplications for their deceased loved ones.
Those who want to pray and say mass are only required to log in at www.veritas846.ph/undasveritas2020.
Catholics are also encouraged to offer a love offering to pray for the bereaved frontliners where the Kapanalig will send an e-mass card to the family of the bereaved medical or service frontliners via e-mail.
Undas Veritas 2020 is the Church’s response as community quarantine, and a ban on mass gatherings continue to exist in large parts of the country.
The government has also ordered the temporary closure of cemeteries nationwide to prevent gatherings and infections from COVID-19.
According to Fr. Roy Bellen, Vice President for Operation of Veritas, Undas 2020 online will feature the story of the saints and the church’s teachings that will help grow the faith of the people.
Catholic Church launches Undas 2020 online
“Bilang mga Katoliko, ang atin pong programa ay tungkol sa katesismo;mga pagpapaliwanag tungkol sa ating pananampalataya na may kinalaman sa mga espiritwal na bagay,” said Fr. Bellen sa Radio Veritas.
Some of the Allies to look forward to in ‘UNDAS VERITAS 2020: REMEMBRANCE, PRAYER AND RECOGNITION’ are explanations about the saints’ lives and how they helped the faith of the people.
Veritas anchor Fr. Jerome Secillano will tackle the principle to be followed in cremation to dignify the deceased and even mourn. This is to give value to those who died due to COVID-19, which should be immediately cremated according to the order of health experts.
The church had earlier urged believers to make commemoration of Undas under the ‘new normal’ meaningful, especially since the country’s cemeteries will be closed to the public from October 29 to November 4 as a precaution against the spread of the virus.