The Catholic observance of All Saints (November 1) and All Souls (November 2) launches a month-long commemoration of the dead. Because All Saints is such an important feast it is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics in the United States. Since the eighth century, the solemnity of All Saints marks a day when we rejoice in the holy men and women of every time and place, canonized or beatified, who are now in heaven. Some were famous; others lived smaller lives going about God’s business on earth relatively unnoticed.
This Wednesday, November 1st is the Feast of All Saints Day. This is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be at 7:00pm on Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:00am and 9:00am, and 7:00pm.