For all the saints, who from their labors rest, who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy Name, O Jesus be fore ever blessed. Alleluia, alleluia!
The Feast of All Saints occurs each November 1st. Many churches, ours included, celebrate it on the following Sunday. Often celebrations offer some acknowledgement of the saints canonized by the church as well as the saints we have known in our own lives. Our 9am formation hour will feature intergenerational activities to commemorate the Feast. Not sure who the patron saint of ice-skating is? Come learn this and more!
The liturgy and music will also celebrate All Saints Day. It is particularly appropriate to offer baptism and three children will be baptized this Sunday. Also, All Saints has been our ingathering Sunday the past few years. The Stewardship Committee has prepared us well as we consider the mission of the church and our own mission.
Perhaps you can take this as a reminder to offer your prayers today, on All Saints proper, and remember those saints who have been present to you. Then, come on Sunday, prepared to recall the great cloud of witnesses of ages past, as we recall our own baptismal covenant and celebrate those being baptized in our gathering. Come, knowing that your presence is a blessing and consider your commitment, financial and otherwise, to our parish for the year ahead.