School to Celebrate All Saints at Nov. 1 Mass

Saints Marching in with Liturgy Schedule Day After Halloween

Who Dat? No, the other Saints.

Who Dat? No, the other Saints.

By Braydon Waller, Spartan Staff

When your Wi-Fi is a no-go, you might want to go prayerfully ask St. Isidore for more bandwidth. After all, St. Isidore of Seville, is the Patron Saint of the Internet. 

Yes. There is such a thing. 

And you can thank him Nov. 1.  




Each November 1, the Catholic Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints, which is dedicated to recognizing the Church’s saints. All Catholics are instructed to attend Mass on the All Saints Day unless there is a valid excuse as to not do so. 

Marian Catholic will hold a Mass on Nov. 1. Students will be on a liturgy schedule that day.

Among those attending the Mass will be members of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, the religious order that founded Marian Catholic more than six decades ago.

The All Saints Day school schedule, goes as follows:

Emmaus 7:45-8:00

Liturgy 8:15-9:45

Period 1 9:55-10:20

Period 2 10:25–10:50

Period 3 10:55-11:20

Period 5 11:25-12:50

Period 4 12:55-1:20

Period 6 1:25-1:50

Period 7 1:55-2:20

At first glance, it appears that there might be millions (maybe billions?) of saints, so it’s no surprise that there’s a day set aside to celebrate those canonized (officially made saints) by the Church. Actually, according to U.S. Catholic magazine, the Church recognizes roughly 10,000 saints.

Saints alive!

The first All Saints Day was started by Pope Boniface IV in the year 609 AD on the 13th of May, in consecration of all martyrs and The Virgin Mary at the Roman Pantheon. 

It stayed this way until 837 when Pope Gregory III moved it to where it is today on November 1.

St. Martin de Porres, the first Black saint of the Americas, will be among the saints mentioned during tomorrow’s liturgy. St. Martin has his own feast day Nov. 3. He is the patron saint of public health workers. This saint stands out as a Dominican brother of mixed-race Peruvian heritage.

When you hit 10,000, there is someone for everything, a saint for every occasion, thing, or reason. 

Saint Sebastian is The Saint of Athletes. (Maybe a good person to ask for intercession as Spartans head into state competition.) 

Saint Tokig is The Saint of Self-Assembled Furniture. (Think there’s a shrine at IKEA?)

St. Tokig, pray for us!


And of course, St. Isidore of Seville, of Internet fame. 

All of these are real saints and are celebrated on the upcoming joyous day.