Our Parish held their Annual All Saints Eve Party. It is a great joy for us to celebrate in anticipation for the blessed feast day.
This is the great family feast of the Mystical Body in its final triumph. The unnumbered and nameless multitude of saints, “out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues,” are our brothers and sisters in Christ at home with our Redeemer-Brother. Their sainthood is the fulfillment of living the eight Beatitudes. They are the great Christian heroes. “Eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man, what things God has prepared for those who love Him” (I Cor. 2:9).
JOYfilledfamily Saint Line-up
(Missing – San Gennaro) St. Florian, St. John Bosco, St. Kateri, and St. Olga
Patron: against battle, against drowning, against fire, against flood, barrel-makers, brewers, chimney sweeps, coopers, drowning victims, fire prevention, firefighters, harvests, soap-boilers, Austria, Poland, and Chur, Switzerland.
She was the first Rus’ ruler to convert to Christianity. Olga was one of the first people of Rus’ to be proclaimed a saint, for her efforts to spread the Christian religion in the country.
St. John Bosco
Patron: Apprentices; boys; editors; Mexican young people; laborers; schoolchildren; students; young people.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Patron: Ecologists; ecology; environment; environmentalism; environmentalists; exiles; loss of parents; people in exile; people ridiculed for their piety
Patron: patron of Naples, Italy; blood banks; volcanic eruption