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The month of November is dedicated to the Holy Souls in Purgatory whose feast is celebrated on November 2.


November 20
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
Hungarian Goulash

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?".


All Saints

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.

St. Andrew

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.

St. Catherine of Alexandria

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.

St. Cecilia

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

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With the exception of the last three days, the entire month of November falls during the liturgical season known as Tempus per Annum or Ordinary Time (formerly Time After Pentecost), which is represented by the liturgical color green. Green is a symbol of hope, as it is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. The liturgical color green is worn during the praying of Offices and celebration of Masses of Ordinary Time. The last portion of the liturgical year represents the time of our pilgrimage to heaven during which we hope for reward.


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

2. ALL SOULSCommemoration
3. Martin de PorresOpt. Mem.
4. Charles Borromeo, Memorial
6. Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday
9. Dedication of the Lateran BasilicaFeast
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 GreatOpt. Mem.
16. Margaret of Scotland; GertrudeOpt. Mem.
17. Elizabeth of Hungary, Memorial
18. Basilicas of Peter and Paul; Rose Philippine Duchesne (USA)Opt. Mem.
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 AlexandriaOpt. Mem.
27. First Sunday of Advent, Sunday
30. Andrew, ApostleFeast


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.


November 7th
32nd Sunday
in Ordinary Time

Jesus says that "God is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive."

November 13th
33rd Sunday
in Ordinary Time

"By your perseverance you will secure your lives."

November 20th
The Solemnity of Our
Lord Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe

The Gospel recounts the story of the Good Thief and the Messianic Kingship of Christ.


November 27th
1st Sunday of Advent

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.