A week of Saints and Veterans

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School in Casa Grande, Arizona was super busy this week and that isn’t counting Halloween!

All the students in K-8th came dressed as a Saint on November 1st to celebrate the holy day – All Saints Day. Here are some of the saints. Can you guess their name? The students knew their saint and something about that person. I was impressed.

Can you tell who we are?

After All Saints Day comes All Souls Day or Dia Del Muretos. Several classrooms brought favorite food of their loved ones who died and decorated memory boxes for those who died.

Onto November 3rd -making of 1,000 red poppies for our Veterans’ Day float for the city’s Veterans’ Day Parade come Saturday.  We will be reciting the poem, Flanders Field for the judges and passing it out to the crowd. We are creating the Weeping Cross after the Weeping Window that can be found in Europe since World War I.The red poppy represents the lives lost during the First World War.

The float is still in process but we will be ready to march come Saturday at 10:00am. We salute our Veterans and pray for those who died and pray for peace in the whole world.

Please join us in prayer.