Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy All Saints Day!

This past weekend, my husband and I took St. Elizabeth of Hungary, St. Juan Diego and St. Methodius to the All Saint's Day party that our parish was putting on.  This was the brain child of one of our priests, who below, is telling a "Holy Ghost" .

We had the privilege of seeing the most beautiful lady in the world while we were there.

In addition to Father's Holy Ghost story, there were five other little skits that were going on throughout the afternoon.  They included:  
  • Saints Alive - where we got to meet St. Patrick and Blessed Pier Giorgio Frasati
  • The Happy Death of St. Monica
  • The Tragic Stories of Dr. Frankenstein, the Wolfman and Count Dracula - this was a good one where the narrator told us why these three bad guys went bad when, if they had stayed with the sacraments, their lives would have turned out differently.
  • Attack of the Grim Reaper
  • The Epic Battle
In addition, they had eight different crosses carved into eight different pumpkins.  We walked from pumpkin to pumpkin learning about the crosses and getting candy.

The last part was playing games in the gym.  Games like:

  • Pin the Sacred Heart on Jesus
  • Pin the Immaculate Heart on Mary
  • St. Martha's Cake Walk
  • Find the Crosses with St. Helena
  • Building the Tower of Babel
  • Toss the Ring Around Mary


And many others.  It was a fun-filled afternoon with a variety of different activities to keep everyone interested.  The kids had an enjoyable time and so did we!



  1. Awesome post! I love All Saints Day - there's so much you can do with it for kids!! I am a new follower from Catholic Mothers Online. :o)

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  2. Hi Laura,
    I found your blog while googling some All Saint's Day games and was wondering if you could expand on two of the games you've listed. Find the Crosses with St. Helena (did you have crosses hidden around the room?) and Building the Tower of Babel (did you use building blocks?).

  3. Noreen, the game about St. Helena is actually pictured in the post. They filled a large bowl with rice and then hid the small wooden crosses in the bowl. The kids then had to find the crosses. Yes, building blocks were used in the Tower of Babel game. Have fun!

  4. Thank you Laura! I'm going to have to try this with my first graders!