Monday, October 31, 2011
I celebrate it by attending the Vigil Mass of all Saints Day and welcoming neighbors and friends into my home for refreshment, passing out special treats to children, and celebrating the feast of All Saints once again with Mass and a special meal with my family.
Here are how some authentic Catholic families are celebrating :
Leticia at Cause of Our Joy: Catholics celebrate All Hallow's Eve
Elena at Association of Catholic Women Bloggers: Celebrating All Saints Day
Josette at Association of Catholic Women Bloggers: Catholics and Halloween
Halloween: The Real Story! Father Augustine Thompson, O.P. is a great article.
Leon Suprenant at Catholics United for the Faith gives you all the faith facts and background you need to understand All Hallow's Eve.
And, here are the Top Ten Ways to have a Catholic Halloween.
Don't miss this one: Should Catholics Celebrate Halloween?
If you still need ideas, be sure to read Ideas for Sanctifying Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day.
A Prayer to be used on All Hallows' Eve
O God, the King of saints, we praise and glorify your holy Name for all your servants who have finished their course in your faith and fear: for the blessed Virgin Mary; for the holy patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs; and for all your other righteous servants, known to us and unknown; and we pray that, encouraged by their examples, aided by their prayers, and strengthened by their fellowship, we also may be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light; through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
~The Book of Common Prayer, p. 504.
Halloween / All Saints Day Recipes:
Back to the Cutting Board: Caramel Pumpkin Swirl Brownies
Catholic Cuisine: Candy Caramel Corn
Fr. Greg Friedman, O.F.M., explains the Christian background behind All Hallow's Eve: