Halloween is All Hallow's Eve, that is, the Eve of All Saints' Day. November 1st is a holy day of obligation - all Catholics are gravely obligated to attend Mass (and it is a mortal sin to skip Mass on a holy day) - and the feast begins the evening before.
At Corpus Christi, we will be celebrating a 5:30pm vigil Mass on Wednesday, October 31st. This Mass fulfills the obligation (just like a Saturday evening Mass counts for Sunday).
After the vigil Mass, we will have an "All Saints" parade, in which we would invite children to dress up as their favorite saint. This will begin at the conclusion of the Mass and will continue with games and treats in the basement of the Church (at about 6:30pm).
WE NEED HELP FROM PARENTS TO PLAN THE GAMES! -- please consider coming to a planing meeting at the Church this Wednesday (October 24th) at 6:30pm.
|Isn't this a nice "halloween" costume?!|