While the morbid and ugly costumes of a hijacked Halloween are degenerating to new depths, it is simple child's play to illustrate that our true calling is to dress as saints--that is to dress ourselves in virtue, in grace and to put on Christ. So the All Saints Party at St Mary's saw imitations of St Michael Archangel, St Bernard, St Joachim, Bl Francisco Marto, St Philomena, St Edmund Arrowsmith, Bl James Bell, St Rita, St Ambrose, St Alphonsus Ligouri and other saints--some easier to guess than others looking at the photos!
Photo: St Philomena.
(The colourful banner in the background reads: "The height of freedom is the 'Yes' to God's Will.")
Many thanks to those families who organised the games and food. Thanks also to Fr Ian O'Shea of St Joseph's Anderson for ministering as sub-deacon at the Solemn High Mass, to the choristers (children's choir) for their singing, and to parish priest Fr Dave Heywood for joining us for the activities afterwards.