‘Saints’ attend Mass in Ware on Nov. 1 holy day
(Photos courtesy of St. Mary School)
WARE – On Thursday, Nov. 1, the students of St. Mary School, here, entered the morning holy day of obligation Mass for All Saints as a “Communion of Saints.”
For several weeks, the students studied various saints in their religion classes. With the guidance of their parents and teachers, each student selected a saint to research.
Not only did they gain an in depth knowledge of their chosen saints, but the students also worked with their families to interpret how the selected saint would dress.
The saints represented at the Mass included St. Joseph; St. Mary; St. Patrick; St. Thomas Aquinas; St. Theresa; St. Elizabeth of Portugal, as well as of Hungary; Moses; St. Francis; St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe; and many more saints, including the Catholic Church’s newest Native American saint, St. Kateri Tekakwitha.
Following the Mass, the students engaged in “saintly chats” with St. Mary Parish pastor and school superintendent, Father Jeffrey Ballou, and attending family members before enjoying PTO-sponsored donuts and juice served by the PTO president, Theresa Riethle, mother of St. Mary first-grader, Jake, and third-grader, Caroline.