Q. 1. What is different about celebrating Holy Mass on All Souls' Day compared to other days in the Liturgical year?
A. 1. The Feast of "All Souls' Day," celebrated on November 2 nd of the Liturgical Year, is one of a few Feasts when Catholic priests are allowed to celebrate a maximum of three Masses during a single day.
The importance of All Souls Day was made clear by Pope Benedict XV (1914-22), when he granted all priests the privilege of celebrating three Masses on All Souls' Day:
One, for the faithful departed;
One for the priest's intentions; and
One for the intentions of the Holy Father.
During the Liturgical Year, there are only a handful of other very important Feast days when priests are allowed to celebrate more than two Masses in one day.