October 27, 2016
The Solemnity of All Saints
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
A Holy Day of Obligation
Masses: 8:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
From the first centuries after Christ, Christians who died a martyr’s death were considered saints … Every year, on the anniversary of the martyrs’ deaths, Christians would visit their tombs and celebrate the Eucharist. This practice grew throughout the centuries to include remembering other outstanding Christians on the days they died. … In the ninth century, Pope Gregory IV designated November 1 as the day to remember all the saints living in God’s presence.
-Loyola Press (http://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/saints/saints-activities/resource-collections/all-saints-day)
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls' Day), Mass of Remembrance
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
We gather on the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, All Soul’s Day, to pray for those who are dear to us and have gone ahead to the Lord. Parishioners whose funerals we celebrated this past year will be remembered in a special way at our parish’s annual Mass of Remembrance.
Thanksgiving Day Mass
Thursday, November 24, 2016
9:00 a.m. Mass
Begin the celebration of Thanksgiving with friends and family by giving thanks to God for his many blessings during the year. During this special Mass, we invite you to bring donations of food for the Evergreen Park Food Pantry and bring them up to the altar during the offertory.