Saturday was 'All Souls Day,' a special day to remember and pray for the dead.
At St. James Cemetery in Gulfport, about fifty Catholics came out to celebrate mass and remember loved ones.
Mass in the cemetery is nothing new or unusual. The service commemorates all the people who have died, in particular those souls who have died who were not ready to see god.
Most of the people at the cemetery Saturday had relatives who are buried there.
It's been the tradition of the church, since the times of Christ, to pray for the deceased, which grew out of a similar Jewish custom.
Catholics believe that when you die, you don't die alone but as part of the body of Christ.