Feast of All Saints – November 1, 2016
Holy Day Mass Schedule
Monday, October 31, 2016
Vigil: 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Holy Day: 6:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m., & 6:00 p.m.
All Saints Day, the day on which Catholics celebrate all the saints, known and unknown, is a surprisingly old feast. It arose out of the Christian tradition of celebrating the martyrdom of saints on the anniversary of their martyrdom. When martyrdoms increased during the persecutions of the late Roman Empire, local dioceses instituted a common feast day in order to ensure that all martyrs, known and unknown, were properly honored.
- Date: November 1
- Type of Feast: Solemnity; Holy Day of Obligation
- Readings: Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14; Psalm 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12a
- Prayers: Litany of the Saints
- Other Names for the Feast: All Saints’ Day, Feast of All Saints