All Saints Day Mass and Children's Celebration of the Saints
All Saints Day Mass and Children’s Celebration of the Saints Please join us in celebration of All Saints
Please join us in celebration of All Saints Day and Children’s Celebration of the Saints at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI, America’s Marian Apparition Site.
10:30 AM (CST) Rosary
11:00 AM (CST) Mass
All Saints’ Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven.
Although millions, or even billions of people may already be saints, All Saints’ Day observances tend to focus on known saints –that is those recognized in the canon of the saints by the Catholic Church.
All Saints’ Day was formally started by Pope Boniface IV, who consecrated the Pantheon at Rome to the Virgin Mary and all the Martyrs on May 13 in 609 AD. Boniface IV also established All Souls’ Day, which follows All Saints.
The holy day was eventually established on November 1 by Pope Gregory III in the mid-eighth century as a day dedicated to the saints and their relics. The Catholic practice however, celebrates all those who have entered heaven, including saints who are recognized by the Church and those who are not.
Generally, All Saints’ Day is a Catholic Holy Day of Obligation, meaning all Catholics are required to attend Mass on that day, unless they have an excellent excuse, such as serious illness.
– content courtesy of Catholic Online
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