World Mission Sunday

"Here am I, send me." (Is 6:8) "Mission is a free and conscious response to God’s call. Yet we discern this call only when we have a personal relationship of love with Jesus present in his Church. Let us ask ourselves: are we prepared to welcome the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives,… Read More »World Mission Sunday

Saints Simon and Jude

Jesus chose some unlikely people: a former Zealot, a former (crooked) tax collector, an impetuous fisherman, two “sons of thunder,” and a man named Judas Iscariot. It is a reminder that we cannot receive too often. Holiness does not depend on human merit, culture, personality, effort, or achievement. It is entirely God’s creation and gift.… Read More »Saints Simon and Jude

All Saints Day

From the first centuries after Christ, Christians who died a martyr’s death were considered saints, who live in God’s presence forever. 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

All Souls’ Day

On the feast of All Souls, and throughout November, we remember and pray for our deceased relatives, friends, and all the those who have died. Prayer Let perpetual light shine upon them,with your Saints forever, for you are merciful.Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,and let perpetual light shine upon them,with your Saints forever, for… Read More »All Souls’ Day

Saint Charles Borromeo

"Trained in civil and canon law in Pavia, Charles Borromeo was called to Rome as a young man by his uncle, Pope Pius IV, to be secretary of state at the Vatican. “Always clear and precise in his views, firm in his demeanor, and constant in the execution of his projects,” as one biographer has… Read More »Saint Charles Borromeo

Day of Prayer for Anglican-Roman Catholic Reconciliation

In 2002 the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches in Australia agreed to set aside 4th November as a day of prayer for reconciliation and greater understanding between the two communities. On 4th November, Anglicans and Roman Catholics are encouraged to pray either individually, as communities or small groups, for greater mutual understanding and reconciliation. Find… Read More »Day of Prayer for Anglican-Roman Catholic Reconciliation

Saint Leo the Great

"At a time when there is widespread criticism of Church structures, we also hear criticism that bishops and priests—indeed, all of us—are too preoccupied with administration of temporal matters. Pope Leo is an example of a great administrator who used his talents in areas where spirit and structure are inseparably combined: doctrine, peace, and pastoral… Read More »Saint Leo the Great

Saint Josaphat

In 1595, the Orthodox bishop of Brest-Litovsk in present-day Belarus and five other bishops representing millions of Ruthenians, sought reunion with Rome. John Kunsevich — who took the name Josaphat in religious life — was to dedicate his life, and die for the same cause. Josaphat was the first saint of the Eastern Church to… Read More »Saint Josaphat