This weeks feasts

Rubens_apostel_simonSt Simon, Apostle.

Simon is eleventh in the list of the twelve apostles. he is known as Simon the zealot, but nothing else is known about him. his other name of “Simon Cananaeus” simply adapts another hebrew word for “zeal” and has nothing to do with the town of Cana.


St Jude, Apostle

402px-Brooklyn_Museum_-_Saint_Thaddeus_or_Saint_Jude_(Saint_Thadée_ou_Saint_Jude)_-_James_Tissot_-_overallJude, also called Thaddaeus, is the apostle who at the last supper asked the Lord why he showed himself only to the disciples and not to the world.  For many centuries he was scarcely venerated because people confused him with Judas Iscariot. He is the the patron saint of lost and hopeless causes.


All Saints

On this day the church commemorates all those who have attained the beatific vision in heaven.