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The month of November is dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory whose feast is celebrated on November 2.
Solemnity of Christ the King
The last Sunday of the Liturgical Year. This feast is a public, social and official declaration of the royal rights of Jesus, as God the Creator, as The Word Incarnate, and as Redeemer.
Recipe of the Month
The Hungarian version of pot roast, known as gulyas in Hungary, this is a stew made with beef or other meat and vegetables and flavored with Hungarian paprika. This is offered in honor of all the saints who come from Hungary.
Activity of the Month
All Saints' Day Procession
Celebrate this feast with your family. If there are children involved, we suggest saints costumes, goodies and games such as bobbing for apples or snap apples (a variation) and playing "Who Is my Saint?".
The crown refers to sanctity, the scrolls with the inscription Sanctus allude to the chant of the redeemed, "Holy, Holy, Holy." The left half of the shield indicates the brightness of the Heavenly life in contrast to the black right half and the trials of the earthly life.
The patron of Russia, Scotland, and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. According to tradition St. Andrew was crucified on an X-shaped cross, known as a saltire of St. Andrew's cross, in Achaia.
Patron of chastity and learning. The wheel set with spikes refers to that mentioned in the legend, which is said to have been broken by divine interposition, when persecutors attempted to break her upon it.
The only apparent reason for her to be known as the patroness of music is that St. Cecilia is said to have been skilled in singing the divine praises, oft accompanied by an instrument.
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine.
published by Catholic Culture, June 29, 2021
The last Sunday, which marks the beginning of Advent, the liturgical color changes to purple, representing a time of penance.
The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of November 2022
For children who suffer: We pray for children who are suffering, especially those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war; may they be guaranteed access to education and the opportunity to experience family affection. (See also http://www.popesprayerusa.net/)
Feast Days for November
1. ALL SAINTS, SOLEMNITY
2. ALL SOULS, Commemoration
3. Martin de Porres, Opt. Mem.
4. Charles Borromeo, Memorial
6. Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
9. Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, Feast
10. Leo the Great, Memorial
11. Martin of Tours, Memorial; Veterans Day (USA)
12. Josaphat, Memorial
13. Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
15. Albert the Great, Opt. Mem.
16. Margaret of Scotland; Gertrude, Opt. Mem.
17. Elizabeth of Hungary, Memorial
18. Basilicas of Peter and Paul; Rose Philippine Duchesne (USA), Opt. Mem.
20. OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE, SOLEMNITY
21. Presentation of Mary, Memorial
22. Cecilia, Memorial
23. Clement I; Columban; Bl. Miguel Agustín Pro (USA), Opt. Mem.
24. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, Memorial; Thanksgiving Day (USA), Optional Memorial
25. Catherine of Alexandria, Opt. Mem.
27. First Sunday of Advent, Sunday
30. Andrew, Apostle, Feast
Focus of the Liturgy
The Gospels for the first three Sundays in November 2022, are from St. Luke, Cycle C, and the Weekdays follow Year I. The last Sunday's Gospel is from St. Matthew and is from Cycle A.
Jesus says that "God is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive."
"By your perseverance you will secure your lives."
The Gospel recounts the story of the Good Thief and the Messianic Kingship of Christ.
Jesus talks about Parousia: "You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come."
Highlights of the Month
During November, as in all of Ordinary Time (Time After Pentecost), the Liturgy signifies and expresses the regenerated life from the coming of the Holy Spirit, which is to be spent on the model of Christ's Life and under the direction of His Spirit. As we come to the end of the Church year we are asked to consider the end times, our own as well as the world's. The culmination of the liturgical year is the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. "This feast asserts the supreme authority of Christ over human beings and their institutions.... Beyond it we see Advent dawning with its perspective of the Lord's coming in glory."— The Liturgy and Time, A.G. Mortimort
The month of November is very full of Memorials, feasts and solemnities. The main feast days are the Solemnity of All Saints (November 1),
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) (November 2),
St. Martin de Porres (November 3),
St. Charles Borromeo,
(November 4), Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome (November 9),
St. Leo the Great (November 10),
St. Martin of Tours, (November 11),
St. Josaphat (November 12),
St. Albert the Great (November 15),
St. Elizabeth of Hungary (November 17),
the The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (November 20),
Presentation of Mary (November 21),
St. Cecilia (November 22),
St. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions (November 24),
and St. Andrew (November 30).
The feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (November 13) is superseded by the Sunday Liturgy.