October Overview

The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. The Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on October 7.

October falls during the liturgical season known as Tempus per Annum or Ordinary Time (formerly Time After Pentecost), which is represented by the liturgical color green. Green is a symbol of hope, as it is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection

The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of October 2021 Missionary Disciples:

We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel.

We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this

Feasts for October

01. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, Memorial

02. Holy Guardian Angels, Memorial

03. Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday

04. Francis of Assisi, Memorial

05. Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos, priest; St. Faustina Kowalska, virgin, Opt. Mem.

06. Bruno; Bl. Marie Rose Durocher (USA), Opt. Mem.

07. Our Lady of the Rosary, Memorial

10. Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday

11. St. John XXIII, Opt. Mem.

14. Callistus I, Opt. Mem.

15. Teresa of Jesus, Memorial

16. Hedwig; Margaret Mary Alacoque; Marguerite d’Youville (Canada), Opt. Mem.

17. Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday

18. Feast of Luke, Evangelist, Feast

19. John de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues and Companions (USA), Memorial

20. Paul of the Cross, Opt. Mem.

22. John Paul II, Opt. Mem.

23. John of Capistrano, Opt. Mem.

24. Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday

28. Feast of Simon and Jude, Apostles, Feast

31. Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sunday

Highlights of the Month

October, as in all of Tempus per Annum, or Ordinary Time (formerly known as Time After Pentecost), the Liturgy does not focus on one particular mystery of Christ, but views the mystery of Christ in all its aspects. We follow the life of Christ through the Gospels, and focus on the teachings and parables of Jesus and what it means for each of us to be a follower of Christ.

This month the main liturgical feasts are St. Thérèse (October 1), Guardian Angels (October 2), St. Francis of Assisi (October 4), St. Faustina (October 5), St. Bruno (October 6), Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7), St. John XXIII (October 11), St. Callistus I (October 14) St. Teresa of Jesus (October 15), St. Hedwig and St. Margaret Mary (October 16), St. Luke (October 18), Sts. John de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues, and Companions (October 19), St. Paul of the Cross (October 20), St. John Paul II (October 22), and Sts. Simon and Jude (October 28) .

The feasts of St. Ignatius of Antioch (October 17) and St. Anthony Mary Claret (October 24) are superseded by the Sunday liturgy.

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