2021 is Year B in the Sunday liturgical cycle and Year 1 in the weekday cycle.
Resources for November 2021:
Monday, November 1
November 1 is the Solemnity of All Saints. On this day we remember all who were servants of the Lord while here on earth. We ask that they pray for us so that one day we might join them in…
Tuesday, November 2
November 2 is the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day). On this day we pray for loved ones who have departed this earth.
Thursday, November 4
St. Charles Borromeo came from a wealthy family. He is known for his work with the Council of Trent and reforms such as stopping the sale of indulgences and creating seminaries to educate priests. When the plague hit Milan, he…
Sunday, November 7
The readings for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B challenge us to remember that all we have comes from God and we must be willing to give back. Counting our blessings, charity, and service are themes for…
Tuesday, November 9
This feast day commemorates a building. The early Christians gathered quietly in their homes. But when the Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity, the followers of Jesus no longer feared persecution. Constantine donated a family palace to the Church and it…
Wednesday, November 10
St. Leo the Great was a fifth century pope. He was dedicated to the service of the church. During his papacy, he worked for Church unity. He also refuted several heresies
Thursday, November 11
St. Martin of Tours was a 4th century soldier in the Roman military. He lived during a time when Christianity had become legalized in the Roman Empire. He was a catechumen – one being instructed in the Catholic faith in…
Friday, November 12
St. Josaphat was a 17th century monk who worked for union between Eastern Orthodox churches and the Roman Catholic Church. He was eventually martyred by a mob who opposed the union.
Sunday, November 14
The readings for the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year B speak of heavenly battles and being prepared. So some topics for this weekend are archangels, angels, spiritual battle, and readiness. Here are some ideas.
Wednesday, November 17
St. Elizabeth was a Hungarian princess who was known for her charity. She married at the age of 14, but became a widow just six years later. She was greatly attracted to the philosophy of St. Francis of Assisi.
Sunday, November 21
The readings for the Feast of Christ the King for Year B speak of heavenly battles and being prepared. So this weekend we could speak of the kingship of Christ or the book of Revelation. Here are some ideas.
Sunday, November 21
This date commemorates the day when Mary was dedicated to God at the temple in Jerusalem. Tradition holds that Sts. Joachim and Anne were thought to be barren. In thanksgiving for their daughter Mary, they took her to Jerusalem to…
Wednesday, November 24
This feast day commemorates 117 Vietnamese who were martyred between 1820 and 1862. Persecution of Christians was severe during this time period. Missionaries were banned in Vietnam and Christians were required to deny their faith.
Sunday, November 28
The readings for the First Sunday in Advent for Year C warn us to get ready for the coming of our Lord, for change will come with him. These readings lead into a discussion of how we are going to…
Tuesday, November 30
St. Andrew is one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ and the brother of Simon Peter. Jesus called them from their fishing boats and promised to make them “fishers of men”.