Join us on November 2, 2019 as we remember the generations that walked before us and shaped us into who we are as individuals and as families!
The celebration begins on November 2, 2019 at 6:00PM with a community meal. Please bring a covered dish that will feed your family plus 4 to ensure that we have enough food.
You are also invited to bring photos of your family members and loved ones in acrylic frames to place on the community ofrenda in the church! If you would like, you can also bring bread or fall fruits to place on the ofrenda as we celebrate the generations that walked before us.
At 7:00PM, our celebration will continue with an outdoor movie in the garden of the church. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to spread out on the church lawn and enjoy a fall evening movie under the stars!
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About Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos)
The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. The multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and helping support their spiritual journey. In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle. Mexicans view it not as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration because their loved ones awake and celebrate with them.
Does Dia de Muertos align with a Christian tradition?
Yes! Dia de Muertos is very similar to the European tradition called All Souls Day, which is also celebrated on November 2, 2019. Dia de Muertos begins on October 31 and ends on November 2 whereas All Souls Day is always the day after All Saints Day (November 1) on the church calendar.
The optional feast is also called The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed. It is connected to a season that used to be known as Hallowtide, which included Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day.