Old Mission
Founded 1804
Capuchin Franciscan
Santa Inés
Solvang, California
Sacred Heart Sisters
Mission Santa Inés

All Saints Day and All Souls Day

All Saints Day and All Souls Day Masses

All Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. Although millions, or even billions of people may already be saints, All Saints' Day observances tend to focus on known saints --that is those recognized in the canon of the saints by the Catholic Church. Generally, All Saints' Day is a Catholic Holy Day of Obligation, meaning all Catholics are required to attend Mass on that day. All Saints' Day was formally started by Pope Boniface IV, who consecrated the Pantheon at Rome to the Virgin Mary and all the Martyrs on May 13 in 609 AD. Boniface IV also established All Souls' Day, which follows All Saints. The choice of the day may have been intended to co-opt the pagan holiday "Feast of the Lamures," a day which pagans used to placate the restless spirits of the dead. The holy day was eventually established on November 1 by Pope Gregory III in the mid-eighth century as a day dedicated to the saints and their relics. Following the Protestant Reformation, many Protestants retained the holy day, although they dismissed the need to pray for the dead on All Souls Day, November 2nd. - http://www.catholic.org/saints/allsaints/ 

Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead

 

Parish Events

Jun 11 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Nov 1 2017 (All day) to Nov 2 2017 (All day)
Nov 5 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm