May they rest in peace!

You may like it or you may not, but a good number of kids enjoy dressing up and making themselves look silly, ugly and scary to celebrate the Halloween. It is celebrated on the eve of 1st November each year.

According to Wikipedia, Halloween or Hallowe'en, also known as All Hallows' Eve, is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It initiates the triduum of Hallowmas, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed believers.

In the Catholic calendar, the feast of all saints is celebrated on 1st November, and the All Souls are remembered on 2nd November. Christians are spiritually connected with their living God, on earth as well as in the life after. In our belief, life does not come to an end at death, it has changed. We do remember those who have gone before us, and hope that we will meet again one day.

Catholic Church is a communion of saints, the communion between the living and those who have entered eternal life.

November is a month to pray for those who have gone before us, our loved ones, friends, neighbours and fellow travellers on the road.

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace, Amen.


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