The feast of All Saints was instituted to honor all Saints both known and unknown. It owes its origin in the western church to the dedication of the Roman Pantheon in honor of Mary and all the martyrs by Pope Boniface IV in the year 609.
This is our day since we all strive to be living saints. But isn’t that who we are lucky enough to become as we read in 1John3:1 – “See what love the Father as bestowed on us in letting us be called children of God ! Yet that is what we are.”
As saints then in training, let us remember that every sacrifice we make for God’s people is an opportunity to build up his church here on earth. So if you think you cannot become a saint, think again. As you offer up your time, your challenges, and your prayers in love for the people around you, you are serving him. Whether at home, at work, in school, a nursing home, or a homeless shelter, everything done for him is a step toward become a saint.
So let us celebrate for this is our day !
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.