Our Parish All Saints’ Party and Costume Contest
A week ago, after hearing that our parish was encouraging saint or biblical costumes this year (you had to come dressed as one to be entered in the costume contest), and after our pastor told our children that both he and the assistant priest would be dressing up, we decided to take the kids’s this year to the All Saints Party which was held this past Friday night.
Some of the kids decided to wear the costumes they will be wearing for our party tomorrow night, and a couple decided to use the opportunity to wear a different saint costume! Even though we only had about an hour to get ready for the party they all came together so nicely, and I was glad I didn’t have to choose a favorite!
.: St. Francis of Assisi :.
(Note: if you need a last minute costume, adult size t-shirts make great habits for little ones!)
.: St. Therese of Lisieux :.
Costume from Our Coats of Many Colors
(all from our ever growing Saints Costume collection!)
.: St. Nicholas :.
(no longer sold, but they do carry patterns)
.: Blessed Teresa of Calcutta :.
Costume from Our Coats of Many Colors with Crucifix
.: St. Catherine of Laboure :.
I kept trying and just could not get that headpiece right… In the meantime I forgot to take a picture of just TT before leaving for the party. These pictures were taken a couple weeks ago when we were trying out the costume. She also wore a miraculous medal.
.: St. Isaac Jogues :.
Costume from Our Coats of Many Colors with Crucifix and Bible
(Can you believe how well his lip has healed, and how quickly!?! His teeth are looking good, but still bothering him, some. Thank you for all the prayers!)
.: St. Paul the Apostle :.
I love this picture with four of my boys best friends dressed as Moses, Lazarus, St. Juan Diego, and St, Maximilian Koble, as well as our Pastor and Parochial Vicar dressed as Blessed John Paul II and Venerable Futon Sheen!
The Youth Ministry Coordinator was dressed as St. Teresa of Avila. I loved her costume!
(Sorry for the blurry picture…)
The parish hall was set up with all sorts of games for the children, very similar to our past All Saints’ Parties, and I keep thinking how NICE it was to have such a great party without ALL the work! 😉
On top of all the treats the kids were given while playing games, Snuggles also won 3 bags of candy for placing 1st in the costume contest! When I told Father, while juggling the bags, that we were now set for our upcoming party, he handed me another bag, since he had just won 1st place in the 12 & older group! lol We ended up coming home with over 20 pounds of candy… Yikes!!
This was our first time attending, but we are so glad we took all our little “saints.” It was so much fun and ended up being their best turnout yet! I really hope this becomes an annual event.
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.