Ahh, it’s October, the month of the Holy Rosary.
Fall is in full swing for many of us. Some will enjoy and appreciate the season’s fun activities from apple picking, bonfires, flannel-themed parties, sitting outside in the cool crisp air in the morning and drinking a hot beverage, and many more. October also provides a rich mixture of some amazing feast days in the church.
Here’s a breakdown of big feast days in the church and novenas that occur this month.
October 1st- St. Therese of Lisieux. It is also the first Saturday of the month devoted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
October 2nd- Guardian Angels
October 4th- St. Francis of Assisi
October 5th- St. Faustina, Blessed Francis Seelos
October 6th- St Bruno, Blessed Marie Rose Durocher
October 7th- Our Lady of Victory
October 9th- St John Henry Newman, St Denis, St. John Leonardi
October 11th- St. John XXIII
October 13th- St. Edward the Confessor
October 14th- St. Callistus I
October 15th- St. Teresa of Avila
October 16th- St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, St. Gerard
October 17th- St. Ignatius of Antioch
October 18th- St. Luke
October 19th- St. Isaac Jogues and companions
October 20th- St. Paul of the Cross
October 22nd- St. John Paul the Great
October 23rd- St. John of Capistrano
October 24th- St. Anthony Mary Claret
October 28th- Sts. Simon and Jude
Here are several novenas taking place in October
Blessed Carlo Acostis October 3rd through October 12th
St. Edward October 4th through October 13th
St. Teresa October 6th through October 15th
St. Gerard October 7th through October 16th
St. Hedwig October 7th through October 16th
St. Luke October 9th through October 18th
St. Isaac Jogues October 10th through October 19th
Saint Ursula October 12th through October 21st
St. John Paul II October 13th through October 22nd
St. Anthony Mary Claret October 15th through October 24th
St. Jude Novena October 19th through October 28th
All Saints Novena October 23rd through November 1st
Holy Souls in Purgatory October 24th through November 2nd
Election Novena October 26th through November 4th or the nine days leading up to election day.
St. Charles Borromeo October 26th through November 4th
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity October 30th through November 8th