It’s All Saints Day, and although the “Holy day of Obligation” was commuted in our diocese to Sunday, Middle Sister’s school celebrated the feast day with a Mass this morning.
Little Brother’s school celebrated with a prayer service this afternoon. They’re having Mass later this week as well, in remembrance of the school’s patron saint on Thursday.
So I’m a good bit off-schedule today. I attended both the Mass and the prayer service, which I would have skipped, but Little Brother’s class was in charge of it and he had a big chunk of the Litany of Saints to read.
I’m glad I went to that prayer service, because I was very impressed by the deacon’s reminders to the children that all of us are “saints in training.” The kids were asked to think about ways they could be better family members, students, friends and teammates–all in the name of “what would the saints do?”