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Oct. 28, 2022

Second-grade students at Notre Dame of De Pere School in De Pere, Wis., dress as saints on All Saints' Day, Nov. 1, 2021, as they await the opening procession of Mass. (CNS photo/Sam Lucero, The Compass)

Your obligations

In addition to Sundays, there are six days a year that we are obligated to attend Mass. The Church chooses certain holy days to honor Jesus, Mary and the saints for their spiritual importance. The next holy day of obligation is All Saints Day, Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Which is the following isn't a holy day of obligation in the U.S.?

A. Epiphany
B.  Christmas
C. Assumption of Mary

(Answer at the bottom)


In 2006, Blessed Carlo Acutis died of leukemia at the age of 15. He had a great love of the Eucharist. “He returned daily to the altar of the Lord, finding the grace to become a gift by receiving the ultimate gift in the Mass.” (Rachel Bulman). Carlo said, “Jesus is love and he has made himself food and drink for us in the Eucharist. The more we nourish ourselves on the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ, the more we are able to love... The Eucharist configures us in a special way to God, who is love.”  You can see Blessed Carlo buried in Nikes and jeans here. He is buried in Assisi near Sts. Francis and Clare. Carlo reveals to us that we do not have to wait to grow in holiness, that is, deep friendship with God. Carlo did not depend on his own strength but rather the strength of Jesus, especially given in the Eucharist.

Reflection: Take a moment today to stop into a church to be near our Eucharistic Jesus.

— Deacon Danny Hartnedy


St. Charles Borromeo

Nov. 4

Charles was a leading figure in the Catholic Reformation. He assisted with the reconvened Council of Trent and helped draft the council’s catechism and liturgical books. In 1563 he was ordained a priest and bishop. In Milan, he worked to reform priestly training and lay catechesis. He is the patron of seminarians and catechists.


Honesty is first

After hearing you talk about financial infidelity, I have to admit that I hide money from my husband. I have been setting aside money for emergencies without his knowledge. He is not terrible with money, but he always seems to find something to spend it on. Before I started doing this, we never managed to save much money at all. But now I feel like I have been doing something wrong. 
Time to have a talk


New season of 'The Chosen'

The third season of “The Chosen” will premiere in movie theaters Friday, Nov. 18, with more times Nov. 19-22. The new season picks up with Jesus sending the disciples out, two by two, to preach and perform miracles without him. You can watch episodes 1 and 2 in theaters in Batesville, Bentonville, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock., Searcy, Texarkana and Van Buren. Tickets are available at



1: All Saints Day, holy day of obligation, diocesan offices closed
2: All Souls Day Mass, Calvary Cemetery, Little Rock
6: Daylight Saving Time ends
6: Grieving through the Holidays support session, Conway


"Life is a constant imbalance, because life is journeying and finding — finding difficulties, finding good things that take you forward, and these unbalance you, always. The Christian life is a continuous walking, falling down and getting up."

— Pope Francis, Oct. 24

October aSpirations

Faith formation opportunities for men
St. Thomas More Society recognizes Pine Bluff deacon, Little Rock prosecutor

• Historic football season for CHS Rockets
Answer: A
Epiphany isn't a holy day of obligation in the United States. 

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