Many schools in the Seton Family of Catholic Schools marked All Saints Day on November 1st and All Souls Day on November 2nd by putting together meaningful experiences for students to mark these Catholic holy days.
Students at Our Lady Queen of Peace created banners to remember martyred saints. At the beginning of Mass, a student representative from each grade presented their grade’s saint to the congregation. Then, at the end of Mass, students shared prayer cards with everyone in attendance.
For All Souls Day, Catholic East Elementary and St. Margaret Mary had a candle ceremony. At Catholic East, students placed pictures of loved ones who have passed away in the last year on the altar. At St. Margaret Mary, students processed down the aisle with a candle in memory of their loved ones whose names were read during Mass. The candle ceremonies were followed by a time for reflection and prayer.
Like many of our schools, Our Lady Queen of Peace, Catholic East and St. Margaret Mary took time to mark All Saints Day and All Souls Day to teach our students the rich traditions of our Catholic faith.