What can I do to help my deceased son?

My son recently committed suicide. Can I do anything to help him?

I am very sorry for your loss, and pray for the repose of your son’s soul, and for your own comfort and healing. May God be with you during this difficult time.

Yes, you certainly can help your son. As with all those we hope are now with God, your son can benefit from the prayers you pray for the repose of his soul. You can pray any appropriate prayer for him; the rosary and the Divine Mercy chaplet would be especially fitting. You can also offer up any sufferings you experience to Christ for the sake of your son’s soul. And, most importantly, you can have Masses said for your son’s soul, either through your parish or through a religious order. In all of these ways, you can help your son reach heaven more quickly. God bless.

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