The Mass schedule for All Saints Day (Sunday, November 1) and Commemoration of All Souls (Monday, November 2) is as follows:
All Saints Day – Sunday, November 1
7:30 A.M. (Low Mass)
9:00 A.M. (Sung Mass)
11:30 A.M. (Low Mass)
All Saints “Stump the Sisters”event at the Oak Cliff Carmelite Monastery
10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. (Between the 9:00 A.M. & 11:30 A.M. Masses)
Commemoration of All Souls – Monday, November 2
6:30 A.M. (Low Mass)
Three Masses in a row*
12:10 P.M. (Sung Mass) – Funeral Mass for Patricia Gut
Four Masses following*
7:00 P.M. (Solemn Requiem Mass)
*The faithful may receive Holy Communion at no more than two Masses per day.
Consecutive Masses on All Souls Day
Under normal circumstances, Monday through Saturday, a priest is permitted to celebrate no more than two Holy Masses. The celebration of two Masses on the same day is called “bination.” On Sundays and Holy Days, a priest may celebrate three Masses (“trination”) if he has the permission of his bishop or because of necessity.
All Souls Day is the only non-Sunday/Holy Day in the Church Year on which a priest is permitted to celebrate three Masses. On this day every priest may celebrate three Requiem Masses: (1) for a specific intention, (2) for all the faithful departed and (3) for the Holy Father’s intentions. This privilege was granted by Pope Benedict XV in Incruentum altaris (1915) and has never been revoked.
This permission is a vivid symbol by which Holy Mother Church encourages us to pray for the Souls in Purgatory. The Tridentine Missal contains three distinct sets of Mass Propers to be celebrated, should a priest be able to celebrate all three:
- Proper Prayers of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form All Souls Day (The First Mass)
- Proper Prayers of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form All Souls Day (The Second Mass)
- Proper Prayers of the Mass in the Extraordinary Form All Souls Day (The Third Mass)
Please note that no matter how many Masses are celebrated, the faithful may receive Holy Communion at no more than two Masses per day.
Mass Proper PDFs courtesy of Usus Antiquior.