October is a special month that has been set aside for honoring Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ Our Lord, through the Rosary. Mary is a Saint in the Catholic Church.
In the Rosary we ask St. Mary to pray for us while thinking about Jesus' life and death. To learn to pray it visit:
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ALL SAINTS DAY--November 1
What is a Saint? A Saint is someone who has been recognized by the Catholic Church as living a holy and grace-filled life in friendship with God, and is thought to be in Heaven.
We are all called to become Saints through the choices and actions that we make every day.
ALL SOULS DAY--November 2
We pray this day for our family and friends who have died, and for all souls in Purgatory.
What is Purgatory? "All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven. The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification of the elect, which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned." From the Catechism of the Catholic Church
ALL SOULS DAY PAGE, GAMES & ACTIVITIES
How to Become a Saint by Kedon at Kid Catholic
What Is Stopping You From
Becoming a Saint? by Fr. Mike Schmitz
Do teens or kids ever become Saints? Yes! Carlo Acutis, a 15 yr old teen (b.1991-d.2006) is being Beautified on 10 October 2020. Click on the YouTube links to learn more about this young man who enjoyed his friends, PlayStation, and the internet, and is now in the process of becoming a recognized Saint in the Catholic Church.
The link to Carlo's website on Eucharistic Miracles is here:
The poem below, We Need Saints/Necesitamos Santos, originated in the summer of 2013, author unknown, but was thought to be inspired by Pope St. John Paul II. May it inspire us to be the saints that we are meant to be.
We Need Saints
“We need saints without cassocks, without veils-we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes.
We need saints that go to the movies that listen to music that hang out with their friends.
We need saints that place God in first place ahead of succeeding in any career.
We need saints that look for time to pray every day and who know how to be in love with purity, chastity and all good things. We need saints, saints for the 21st century with a spirituality appropriate to our new time.
We need saints that have a commitment to helping the poor and to make the needed social change.
We need saints to live in the world, to sanctify the world and to not be afraid of living in the world by their presence in it.
We need saints that drink Coca-Cola, that eat hot dogs, that surf the internet and that listen to their iPods.
We need saints that love the Eucharist, that are not afraid or embarrassed to eat a pizza or drink a beer with their friends.
We need saints who love the movies, dance, sports, theater.
We need saints that are open, sociable, normal, happy companions.
We need saints who are in this world and who know how to enjoy the best in this world without being callous or mundane.
We need saints.”
"Necesitamos santos sin velo, sin sotana. Necesitamos santos de jeans y zapatillas.
Necesitamos santos que vayan al cine, escuchen música y paseen con sus amigos.
Necesitamos santos que coloquen a Dios en primer lugar y que sobresalgan en la Universidad.
Necesitamos santos que busquen tiempo cada día para rezar y que sepan enamorar en la pureza y castidad, o que consagren su castidad.
Necesitamos santos modernos, santos del siglo XXI con una espiritualidad insertada en nuestro tiempo.
Necesitamos santos comprometidos con los pobres y los necesarios cambios sociales.
Necesitamos santos que vivan en el mundo, se santifiquen en el mundo y que no tengan miedo de vivir en el mundo.
Necesitamos santos que tomen Coca Cola y coman hot-dogs, que sean internautas, que escuchen iPod.
Necesitamos santos que amen la Eucaristía y que no tengan vergüenza de tomar una cerveza o comer pizza el fin de semana con los amigos.
Necesitamos santos a los que les guste el cine, el teatro, la música, la danza, el deporte.
Necesitamos santos sociables, abiertos, normales, amigos, alegres, compañeros.
Necesitamos santos que estén en el mundo y que sepan saborear las cosas puras y buenas del mundo, pero sin ser mundanos.