November Liturgies

During November, we come to the end of the Church year, and we are asked to consider the end times – our own as well as the world’s. The culmination of the liturgical year is the Feast of Christ the King which asserts the supreme authority of Christ over human beings and their institutions. Beyond it we see Advent dawning with its preparation for the birth of Christ and its foreshadowing of the Lord’s coming in glory. The main feasts are the Solemnity of All Saints, (November 1), All Souls, (November 2), St. Charles Borromeo, (November 4), the Lateran Basilica, (November 9), St. Leo the Great, (November 10), St. Martin of Tours, (November 11), St. Josaphat, (November 12), St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, (November 13), St. Albert the Great, (November 15), Sts. Margaret of Scotland and Gertrude (November 16), St. Elizabeth of Hungary, (November 17), Presentation of Mary, (November 21), St. Cecilia, (November 22), St. Andrew Dung-Lac and companions, (November 24), St. Catherine of Alexandria (November 25) and the Solemnity of Christ the King, (November 25) and St. Andrew, (November 30).