This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints.
They have washed their robes & made them white in the Blood of the Lamb
Reflections for this Sunday’s Readings:
OUR HOPE AND GOD’S PROMISE
The Church uses these waning November days and darker skies as the season to remind us of the last things. Today’s feast, the Solemnity of All Saints, is the centerpiece of three days that point to doctrines we proclaim each time we say the Apostles’ Creed: “We believe in the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.” And while the days and our hearts may be dark, the readings today are bright with the light of faith. John’s vision in the book of Revelation reveals dazzling angels and white-robed saints gathered in triumph around the throne of God. In the responsorial psalm, we sing our longing to see God’s face, and in the second reading, John writes that we are God’s children and will, in fact, see God “as he is” (1 John 3:2). This is our hope. This is God’s promise. Today we celebrate the triumph of those who already gaze on the face of God. Tomorrow we cry out for mercy with those in purgatory, who, like us on earth, still long to see God’s face.
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co
You are invited to download and print the Order of Service and Father David’s Homily found below to follow along and participate in this weekend’s Mass.
And Be Sure to Check Out This Sunday’s Bulletin…
|·Join Our St. James Reopening Volunteer Team Pg. 7|
·There’s Still Time to Order Mystic Monk Coffee & Tea: Pg. 8-9
·Glen Ellyn Food Pantry Telethon November 1: Pg. 10
·Join Project ONE for December distribution: Pg. 11
…and much, much more!
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