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Fall is upon us! It’s the season for football, hoodies, and pumpkin spice flavored everything. Are you a fan of the season?
I especially love October because one of my favorite holidays is Halloween. According to Catholic Online: Long ago in Ireland and Britain, Christians would come together on All Hallows Eve to ask for God’s blessing and protection from the evil in the world.
The source of the modern celebrations stemmed from the donning of saintly and evil spirit costumes to act out the battle between good and evil. According to dictionary.com, the word “Halloween” is a “direct derivation of All Saints Day” with “All Hallows” in Old English meaning “the feast of the saints.”
Have you thought of Halloween as a time for prayer and reflection?
I know this month I will take the time to ask God in prayer to watch over all of you, the youth at Sts. Joseph and Paul. To bless you and protect you in your daily life. I will pray that your faith and trust in Jesus will help you battle any evil you encounter. Jesus will lift you up, comfort you, help you see the good, feel his love and bring you peace.
I hope to see you at our Youth Ministry events this month. As it says in Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”