This place is really into Halloween. It’s growing in popularity across our culture as a source for revenue for business, but also a cultural fascination with death, zombies, gore, and many other dark things.
Catholics have a much different approach. I recommend a post from Catholic Lane titled Holiday Hysteria: A Christian Approach to Halloween.
All Hallow’s Eve is celebrated in anticipation of our mass for all the Saints in Heaven. It’s a great catch-all celebration of the Saints we know and don’t know. Most of the time this fact is lost upon our culture, even many Christians. Fr Robert Barron has a great post explaining Culture: Halloween and Catholicism.
There is a great local event in Round Rock for families this weekend that offers a Catholic Halloween party for families.
Festival of Saints at St William Catholic Church. See the Flyer»
Dress as your favorite Saint!
All are invited to the Festival of Saints on:
Saturday, October 26—6-8PM —Parish Hall
Admission $2 Children under 13 and $3 for Adults
Children and parents are invited for:
Food, Festivities, and a Parade of Saints! Dress as your favorite Saint!
For more information, please visit http://www.saintwilliams.org or call 512-255-4473.
Saint Costume Ideas
You’re welcome to do as elaborate or as simple of a costume as you want. If you’re having trouble, Pinterest is full of ideas and instructions.
This event is put on by young adults in our diocese, and WilCoYA Ministry is looking for more Saint Help too.
If you’re not able to make it to this great family event, you can put on your own Catholic Halloween Party and use Catholic costumes when you take your family out around the neighborhood for treats.
Friday November 1, 2013 is a mass of obligation. Check your local parish for mass times.