For the edification and inspiration of our readers, we offer some extracts from the Mass for the Feast of All Saints as well as some resources from Angelus Press and our website.
GRADUAL/ALLELUIA Fear the Lord, all ye His Saints: for there is no want to them that fear Him. But they that seek the Lord shall not be deprived of any good. Alleluia, alleluia. Come to Me all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. Alleluia.
|Suggested offerings from Angelus Press|
COLLECT Almighty and everlasting God, who hast granted us to honor in one solemn Feast the merits of all Thy Saints: we beseech Thee, that, since so many are praying for us, Thou wouldst pour forth upon us the abundance of Thy mercy, for which we long. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth...
From the website:
- Saints toiled tirelessly for pearl of great price
- Litany of Saints
- Get to know a saint! (St. Pius X)
- Trent on the Communion of the Saints
- Burning love for Blessed Sacrament: St. Francis
GOSPEL At that time Jesus seeing the multitudes, went up into a mountain: and when He was sat down, His disciples came unto Him. And opening His mouth, He taught them, saying:
Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek; for they shall possess the land.
Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
Blessed are the clean of heart; for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peace-makers; for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for My sake: be glad and rejoice, for your reward is great in heaven.