31ST WEEK OF THE YEAR: Readings and Feasts

OCTOBER 31 Mon Weekday Phil 2:1-4/Lk 14:12-14

NOVEMBER 1 Tue ALL SAINTS Solemnity  Rv 7:2-4, 9-14/1 Jn 3:1-3/Mt 5:1-12a

2 Wed ALL SOULS Wis 3:1-9/Ro 6:3-9/Jn 6:37-40 

3 Thu Weekday [St Martin de Porres, Religious] Phil 3:3-8a/Lk 15:1-10 

4 Fri St Charles Borromeo, Bishop Memorial Phil 3:17—4:1/Lk 16:1-8 

5 Sat Weekday [BVM] Phil 4:10-19/Lk 16:9-15 


2 Mc 7:1-2, 9-14/2 Thes 2:16—3:5/Lk 20:27-38 or 20:27, 34-38

Two important feasts are celebrated this week: All Saints and All Souls. What lies ahead?  Where does this life end? Is there anything beyond this? Important questions these feasts address.

First reading most of this week is from Paul’s Letter to the Philippians, another letter he writes from prison. Our gospel reading continues Jesus’ journey, as he draws near to Jerusalem.

St. Martin de Porres and St. Charles Borromeo, two saints from vastly different backgrounds. One a Dominica lay brother who worked caring for the poor, the other a learned theologian who was an leading figure at the Council of Trent. Bless them all.

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