Thursday, October 29, 2009


I won't be writing to you again until after All Hallows Eve so here is your Halloween post! Have a great weekend. Here is Sebastian's Halloween picture?

It wouldn't be Halloween without Making Fiends. Here is a Halloween Making Fiends game. And here is the Halloween special!

More Halloween videos:

Just a silly Halloween game.

From the USCCB website.

October 31 is Halloween. According to Sister Maureen Shaughnessy, Assistant Secretary for Catechesis and Leadership Formation for the U.S. Bishops' Department of Education, "Halloween gives us the opportunity to help people of all ages reconnect with the Christian understanding of this very popular holiday. Originally this day was celebrated by the Celts in England and Ireland as the end of their year. On that day they remembered all those who had died during the past year."

A number of customs that evolved related to this had to do with ghosts and scary things. As Christians we celebrate this day as the eve of All Saints, and in fact, many parishes and Catholic schools use this opportunity to have young people connect to the lives of saints - their own name saints or patronal saints connected to their parishes or ethnic backgrounds. It provides a time for storytelling, dressing up and celebrating.

More Halloween stuff over at Catholic Mom.

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Anonymous said...

Friday, November 6, 2009:

Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J. coming to Cleveland

Fr. Joseph Fessio, S.J. will be speaking at the Padre Pio Academy Dinner & Silent Auction at Windows on the River in Cleveland, OH in the evening of Friday, November 6, 2009. The title of Fr. Fessio's talk is "The Pope and the Mass."

Fr. Fessio, the founder of Ignatius Press, is particularly qualified to speak on this subject because he has a long relationship with Pope Benedict XVI. From 1972 through 1975, then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was Fr. Fessio's doctoral director and mentor at the University of Regensburg in West Germany. Fr. Fessio also collaborated with cardinals Ratzinger (then head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) and Schoenborn (executive editor) on the English translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The event is open to the public and more information can be obtained at

Padre Pio Academy is a private, non-tax supported, independent school with a mission to transmit the Catholic Faith to elementary school children within the context of a rigorous academic program. The school offers students a classical curriculum built on the great works of Western Civilization.