In Latin America, the dead are remembered – and celebrated – in a unique way every year. Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is celebrated on November 2, All Soul’s Day, with colorful, joyous altars filled with mementos and photos of the beloved to honor and remember those who have died.
Over the next weeks at Holy Communion, we will be decorating the chapel altar as we prepare to celebrate the Feast of All Saints and Dia De Los Muertos.
All are encouraged to bring a photo or other memento of a loved one who has died and place it on the altar. You are also welcome to light a candle in this special place. and take a few minutes to rest and remember all those important people who have graced our lives for such a short time.
We’ll bless the “ofrenda” on All Saints Sunday, November 4 during both services. Join us that Sunday at 9:15am for an intergenerational formation activity, exploring the roots of the holiday and finishing our decorations.