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Halloween: Eve of All Hallows

The root word of Halloween is ''hallow,'' which means ''holy.''

The suffix "een" is an abbreviation of "evening." Halloween refers to the Eve of All Hallows, the night before All Saints' Day, the Christian holy day that honors saintly people of the past.

All Souls' Day, Nov 2, is a day to pray for all souls. Among Catholics, prayers are offered for those in purgatory, waiting to get into heaven.

November 1 is All Saints' Day.  Choose the Saints from the list below that worked/ministered in the Americas (North, Central, South).   Do you know what their ministry was?



Born in

Feast Day

Mission Work

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Auriesville, NY

July 14 in US:

Apr 17 in Canada


Saint Junípero Serra

Petra, Majorca, Spain

July 1


St. Damien Molokai

Tremelo, Belgium

May 10


St. John Neumann

Kingdom of Bohemia; now Czech Republic

Jan 5 in US; Mar 5 in Czech Republic


St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

Angelo Lodigiano, part of Austrian Empire

November 13


St. Katharine Drexel

Philadelphia, PA

March 3


St. Marianne Cope

Heppenheim, Grand  Duchy of Hesse

January 23


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

New York

January 4


St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

Grenoble, Kingdom of France

July 3


St. Isaac Jogues


Sept. 26 in Canada; Oct. 19 in US

















































Youth were asked at LOFT how the Sacrament of Reconciliation can be a sacrament of joy.  These are their drawings.