Revised to match the content in The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion.
In this booklet, you’ll find all the Bible passages, prayers, songs, and devotions that our family uses throughout the month of November to enhance our family prayer life and our liturgical living in the home. All the Catholic All Year monthly prayer booklets are designed to be used year after year.
I created this booklet to keep from having to wade through all the different versions of prayers available online, and because I really prefer paper over screens when I’m praying. For all the history, tradition, and backstories surrounding these prayers, blessings, and devotions and the feast days to which they are attached, please consult the Catholic All Year Compendium.
In November, the Church asks that we focus our prayers on the Holy Souls in Purgatory. The Catechism explains: All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven. (CCC 1030)
And our prayers can help make that happen! Beginning on All Saints’ Day on November 1, the faithful can gain a plenary indulgence—applicable only to the Holy Souls—every day for eight days by praying for the dead in a cemetery. On November 2 only, the plenary indulgence can be gained in either a cemetery or in a church. Any prayers can be used; our favorites are included here. Praying for the dead in our local cemetery each year has become a tradition that we really value. Even our little kids can understand how important it is to pray for and make sacrifices for those who can no longer do so for themselves. We use this month to remember the beloved dead in our own family, and to pray specifically for souls who don’t have anyone else to pray for them.
The month begins with the celebration of those who have already made it to the final goal: heaven! On All Saints’ Day we remember all our favorite saints on the liturgical calendar, but especially all the saints in heaven who haven’t been officially canonized, and so don’t have their own feast days. These include our own beloved dead who we have reason to hope died in God’s grace and without attachment to sin.
November saints who do have their own feast days include Saint Martin of Tours and Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Included in this booklet are prayers to and/or by them, plus prayers for Veterans’/Remembrance Day and a cool historical litany to the Fourteen Holy Helpers.
Even though Thanksgiving is not officially a Catholic feast day, there are Mass propers for the day, so I’ve included the collect, a Bible reading, and a prayer.
The Sundays of the liturgical year end with the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, and another opportunity to gain a plenary indulgence, by dedicating ourselves to Christ the King.
Saint Andrew’s feast day ends the month and begins our preparations for Christmas. The season of Advent begins on the Sunday closest to Saint Andrew’s Day. Included here are the traditional Christmas Aniticpation Prayer, and the Immaculate Conception Novena, both of which begin on November 30.
The first Sunday of Advent will fall in late November or early December, so I’ve also included prayers and readings for Catholic New Year’s Eve, and Stir Up Sunday, and instructions/prayers for our activities for the day: choosing a new patron saint for the year, and creating an Advent wreath. See the Catholic All December booklet for the rest of Advent.
See the November Booklet Bundle here.
A booklet of just the Immaculate Conception Novena is available here, the Order for Visiting a Cemetery is available here, and the instructions and prayers for creating, blessing, and using an Advent Wreath are available here, in case you’d like to be able to print those separately. An extended license for group use is available here.
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Included in this month’s booklet are:
Letter to the Reader
Blessing Before Meals + November Prayer
November 1—All Saints
Litany of All Saints
November 2—All Souls Day
Visiting a Cemetery
Hymn: All Ye Who Seek a Comfort Sure
May God Give Peace
November 22—Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Act of Dedication the Christ the King
Immaculate Conception Novena
November 30—Saint Andrew
Christmas Anticipation Prayer
Catholic New Year’s Eve
You get a 52 page pdf file, that can be printed as individual pages, but I recommend opening the pdf in Adobe (there is a free version available for download here) and printing it as a booklet on 13 pieces of paper. For best results print on high quality paper (like 24 weight). Lighter weight paper will work, but there will be more show through from the back.
Your purchase entitles you to print this booklet as many times as you’d like for your own household’s personal use. Please do not share the digital files or print the booklet for others. Thank you! For an extended license, that allows printing the items from one listing for classrooms, groups, or extended family, please see this listing.
- November Booklet Bundle including 2-5 below
- Catholic All November Prayer Booklet
- Immaculate Conception Booklet
- Order for Visiting a Cemetery
- Prayer After Grace for November (Eternal Rest Prayer)
You might also enjoy:
- Grace Before and After Meals (free!)
Advent and Christmas Posters and Printables:
- 8×10 Christmas Anticipation Prayer in Purple printable
- Christmas Anticipation Prayer poster
- For God So Loved the World John 3:16 Christmas Nativity printable and coloring page
- O Come O Come Emmanuel Chalkboard printable
- O Come O Come Emmanuel Chalkboard poster
Advent and Christmas Booklets:
- Advent Wreath Prayers Printable Booklet
- At Home Nativity Play Script Booklet
- Christmas Novena Booklet (in Douay Rheims and NABRE versions)
- In a Christmasy Bundle of all three booklets for personal use.
- In a Bundle for group/classroom use.
Liturgical Year Wall Calendar
- The Marian Devotion calendar is available as a digital download here
- Or in a print version here
- The original Saint Quote/Monthly Devotions Calendar is available for 2020 as a digital download here.
- Or in a print version here
- The 2020 Monthly Prayers calendar is available as a digital download here.
- Or in a print version here.
The text of these traditional prayers are in the public domain. Newer prayers are cited where possible.
Many included prayers and devotions can be found at Catholic Culture, my favorite online resource for Catholic prayers, traditions, and devotions.
The daily collect prayer for feast days not featured in this booklet can be found online here.
Illustrations are from various editions of the Roman Missal that are out of copyright, and other vintage books similarly out of copyright.
Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible with Revised New Testament and Revised Psalms © 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C. and are used by permission of the copyright owner. All Rights Reserved. No part of the New American Bible may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
This compilation is copyright Kendra Tierney 2019, all rights reserved.
For more liturgical living ideas, check out www.CatholicAllYear.com
and The Catholic All Year Compendium, available wherever books are sold.
In case you’re wondering . . . this month’s photo props can be found at the links below.
Other items are vintage or not available online.