All Saints Day (Holy Day)
November 1, 2018
Join us for Mass at 8:00am or 7:00PM
While we celebrate All Saints Day in our church, other countries, such as Poland, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Croatia, Austria, Romania, Moldova, Hungary and Catholic parts of Germany, have a beautiful tradition of placing candles in cemeteries and visiting the graves of deceased relatives.
The amazing illumination below of graves remind us that All Saints Day is not just for those in the calendar of saints that rotates through the liturgical year, not just those whose names we know, or others that we could pluck from the Litany of All Saints. We celebrate all who have gone before us and who now enjoy the fullness of God’s presence, life, and grace. We also celebrate ourselves, for we are God’s holy people who struggle and mostly succeed in living the Beatitudes proclaimed in the Gospel from Matthew.
It was on the 1st of November, the All Saints Day, that 1600 candles were lit in the old cemetery at the St. Peter’s Parish Church in Hope.