Celebrating the Saints and the Feasts of the Church

Most saints have specially designated feast days. On those days we remember these holy men and women in a special way. The tradition arose from the early Christian custom of commemorating each martyr annually on the date of his or her death, or birth into heaven, a date therefore referred to in Latin as the martyr's dies natalis ("day of birth"). The Church also celebrates special events or happenings in the history of the Church with solemnities, feasts, and memorials. The saint days and other celebrations in the month of November are: 


November 1 - All Saints

November 2 - The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls' Day)

November 4 - Saint Charles Borromeo, bishop

November 9 - The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

November 11 - Saint Martin of Tours, bishop

November 12 - Saint Josaphat, bishop & martyr

November 13 - Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin

November 21 - The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

November 22 - Saint Cecilia, virgin & martyr

November 24 - Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

November 30 - Saint Andrew, apostle


All you holy men and women, pray for us!