Yes, at our school, since it is named All Saints Catholic School we truly celebrate our feastday and the church's holyday!
We begin by celebrating All Hallows Eve by allowing students to come out of uniform if they wear a Halloween costume to school as long as it is not scary and is appropriate for our school. We had some very creative costumes. Some students I did not recognize until they got up close. Take a look at some of our interesting visitors on the 31st!
|Statue of Liberty and her sister-a Geisha Girl|
|A Kindergarten student was totally unrecognizable|
|Harry Potter flew in for the day!|
And our pastor replied,
"Who is the best Super Hero?" and they replied "God". So the little super heroes were on their way to spend time with the number 1 Super Hero. I am sure not too many Halloween costumes appeared in any other Catholic church!
Friday-Our Feastday Arrived-All Saints Day! All the little saints lined up in the church courtyard before Mass eagerly waiting to parade into church singing-"O When the Saints, Go Marching In!" And here is the parade of saints. How many can you name?
|St. Therese the Little Flower, Joan of Arc were up front!|
|A lot of Franciscan Saints showed up! And there is Joan of Arc-helmet on-ready for battle!|
A little St. Martin de Porres-broom and all! Father Ariel called up all the St. Kateri's which matched the design on his vestment for the day.
|St. Therese the Little Flower and St. Francis of Assisi brought up the offertory gifts.|
|Little St. Joseph was not happy today. His head cloth was too tight!|
Make your own ice cream sundaes were served at lunch to celebrate our feastday! All smiles today!
|Franciscans having a serious discussion over their ice cream.|
|No time to talk-just enjoy the ice cream! |
All Souls Day finishes up the week. Students wrote names of those who died on pieces of paper and parishioners had names of their deceased loved ones in envelopes. All were in front of the altar being remembered in prayer.