We enjoyed our time with our dear friends in Kentucky this past weekend. We started the visit with Holy Pumpkin carving. The children all rolled up their sleeves and dug in… around the room, we saw angels, chalices, crosses, The Sacred Heart, and even the symbols for Alpha and Omega. After helping all of the kids with their handy work, the grown ups finished carving the extras. All of the pumpkins were used as table decorations for the Saints Alive party sponsored by the Church our friends attend.
At the Saint’s Alive party held the following evening, the children.. and even some adults, came dressed as a Saint. Hallow’s Eve or Halloween included the faithful dressing as their favorite Saints in preparation for All Saint’s Day. In our family, we enjoyed the company of St Maria Goretti, St Padre Pio with the stigmata, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, St Anne, and St Agnes. I sewed the costumes for St Maria Goretti (all items costing a total of $4 from the thrift store, and a borrowed shawl) St Padre Pio, which my machine broke while sewing… and St Anne.. to include a pocket because this darling young St Anne wanted to be able to put pencils in her pocket since she home schooled her daughter, Mary 🙂
The Party included a costume welcome, a telling to the group their Saint Costume, activities to earn stickers for a final goodie bag, and even door prizes and a costume contest.
We were surprised to hear St Maria Goretti Won!
This last one is holding our Goddaughter.. Hasn’t she gotten big!
St Matthew, pray for us!