Thursday, November 01, 2007

Feast of All Saints-November 1

A great reminder:


"Sometimes we forget that saints were ordinary people who lived the gospel in an extraordinary way."

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From Fr. George's homily this morning during all-school Mass.

Feast of All Souls-November 2

In preparation for tomorrow, tonight we will be gathering photos of our friends and family who have died and placing them on our family altar. We will be borrowing the idea from church to have a Book of the Dead on the altar as well. We will be sure to include the family (especially H and T's birth mom) in Ethiopia.

***The Big Book of Catholic Customs and Traditions recommends adding the names of pets with loved ones as many children may have only experienced death involving a pet.***

Dear Lord,
Today we remember our loved ones, family and friends who have died and joined you in heaven. We are grateful for the joy and love these special people brought to our lives. With faith and hope we pray that our loved ones are at peace and enjoying eternal happiness in your loving care. Amen.

1 comment:

Eileen said...

Jane,

I really appreciated your mention of the death of pets (and even giving a source for it!). Today during prayers with the children, I added something about remembering to pray in a special way for those in our family who have died, and my 4yo son immediately piped up, "And God bless Elizabeth, she was a good pet and we miss her."

:)
Eileen