Wednesday, Nov. 1, marked All Saints’ Day for the universal Church, and some saints delivered a special message to a parish in Astoria.
The fifth grade students from St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy donned their habits and friar frocks for a special All Saints’ Day Mass.
The kids took turns telling the church about the lives of the saints they represent, some even honoring the rich cultural diversity of their parish by speaking in Spanish, Italian, and Polish.
There is more All Saints’ Day coverage in this week’s issue of The Tablet.
The paper gives you an in-depth look at the 11 saints who’ve served here in the U.S., from Mother Cabrini in Brooklyn to St. Junípero Serra in California.
You can also get a sneak peak of some saints-to-be, such as Father Augustus Tolton, the first known African American priest, or Father Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus.
To read more about these American saints and saints-to-be, pick up the paper at your local church this weekend.You can get future editions sent to you by subscribing online at thetablet.org.