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All Saints / A Holy day of Obligation – Masses 6:30, 8:15, 10:00 am & 6:30 pm

November 1

All Saints

Solemnity of All Saints

How does the Church declare someone a saint? Why do we celebrate All Saints Day?

Begin the feast with a pep talk!


GOSPEL VIDEO: Matthew 5:1-12A
INTERPRETATION: Russian monks sing the Beatitudes

Pray the Scriptures for this Solemnity. Click HERE then scroll down to today’s date for a video reflection. Contemplate the Gospel with lectio divina.

Prepare families or groups for these readings. Learn more about this Solemnity. Also see reflections, sermons, and images.


Let us all rejoice in the Lord,
as we celebrate the feast day in honor of all the Saints,
at whose festival the angels rejoice
and praise the Son of God.


♦  For All the Saints
♦  Ipharadisi
God’s holy city, where all the saints are living (3x)
May we one day join them, where all the saints are living.
♦  Jerusalem, My Happy Home
♦  Blest Are They

Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Matthew 5:8-10

Sing the Litany of the Saints.

Listen to a musical setting of the Litany of Saints from the east coast of India. Here is John Becker’s setting of the Litany of Saints sung during the Easter Vigil as the Elect approach the waters of baptism.


Learn about The Saints and Halloween.

Send an e-card. Find All Saints Day games, activities, prayers and links. Print an All Saints Day coloring page.

One thing we know about heaven is that there’s Plenty Good Room.

See how the people of Poland celebrate All Saints Day. Celebrate All Saints / All Souls with the people of the Phillipines. And don’t forget the celebration in New Orleans.

POPE FRANCIS: Listen to the Pope explain the Communion of Saints.

ADULTS: What Is a Saint?
CHILDREN: When the Saints Go Marching In
YOUTH: The Beatitudes

We, the Church, with all the saints, are the Body of Christ in the world, and we adore the Eucharistic Body of Christ. Contemplate this sacred mystery with all the saints, as depicted on the tapestries of Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles, California.


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St. Jude Catholic Church
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