All Saints and All Souls Day

The children attended Mass on All Saints and All Souls day with Father Sam reminding us to pray not only for our families and friends but all those who have died trying to find safety and refuge from poverty, violence and war.

All Saints’ Day (also known as All Hallows’ Day or Hallowmas) is the day after All Hallows’ Eve. It is a feast day celebrated on 1st November by Anglicans and Roman Catholics.

All Souls’ Day is usually marked on 2nd November (or the 3rd if the 2nd is a Sunday), directly following All Saints’ Day, and is an opportunity for Roman Catholics to commemorate the faithful departed. They remember and pray for the souls of people who are in Purgatory before being granted the vision of God in Heaven.