Mass schedule announced for All Saints Day, Wednesday, Nov. 1
Wednesday, Nov. 1, is the Feast of All Saints, a holy day of obligation in the Catholic Church. Catholics are obliged to attend Mass.
Here is the UST Mass schedule for All Saints Day:
- 7 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
- 11:35 a.m. in St. Mary's Chapel, St. Paul Seminary, south campus, St. Paul
- Noon in St. Thomas More Chapel, School of Law, Minneapolis
- 12:05 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas
The background of the feast dates to the fourth century when groups of martyrs, and later other saints, were honored on a common day in various places. In 609 or 610, the Pantheon, a pagan temple in Rome, was consecrated as a Christian church for the honor of Mary and the martyrs (later, all saints). In 835, Pope Gregory IV fixed Nov. 1 as the date of this observance. (Source: Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac, 2003.)
For a fun Web site on the saints, look at the Catholic Community Forum Web site on patron saints.