Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Activity: Procession for the Feast of All Saints

Celebrating all its patrons this day, the family plans a procession to the dinner table which will show them off splendidly. If there have been saint costumes from All Hallows' Eve, nothing could be better than to wear them again in procession on All Saint's Day.

DIRECTIONS

First everyone assembles for the procession. Each child is dressed as their chosen saint. It is suggested that each one carry a lighted candle—their baptismal if it is available. This to remind us that we and the saints together have life in Christ. In the Mystical Body we are all one. They are in Heaven; we are on earth; the holy souls are in Purgatory. One Church extending into eternity.

If you have enough room and time for a long procession, it is nice to sing the Litany of the Saints. If this isn't practicable, save it for night prayers.

For those who are embarrassed (fathers included) to participate, don't use force. Try to think of some unobtrusive way to recall the triumphs of their saints. Often just to tell their stories at dinner is enough.

The procession ends with a special dinner.

Activity Source: Year and Our Children, The by Mary Reed Newland, P.J. Kenedy & Sons, New York, 1956

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Faith of the Fatherless: The Psychology of Atheism 5 hours ago
Relax; the Pope didn't change Church teaching with a phone call 7 hours ago
Round Trip to the present moment: a Catholic jazz artist's latest offering April 22
Easter with the Pope April 21
Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text) CWN - April 20
Pope Francis's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' (To the City and the World): full text, link to video CWN - April 20