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THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL FAITHFUL DEPARTED (ALL SOULS' DAY)
November 2, 2014

All Souls Novena Thanksgiving Day Mass
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014

Envelopes are available by the doors of the church, which you can use to enroll your loved ones in these special Masses.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014

10:00 AM English
No Daily Mass at 8:00 AM

St. Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving Food Drive

Thanksgiving Day is a time when we pause to express our gratitude to God for the many blessings He has poured out upon our country and ourselves.

Please bring all kinds of non-perishable foods starting immediately. We will be collecting for two weeks. The collection boxes are located inside the Church by the main door. Thank you very much!

Good Bless you!

ST. MARY MAGDALEN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN
NOVEMBER MASS AND MEETING
Sunday, November 9th at 11:00 AM Mass followed by Meeting

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Friday, Saturday & Sunday December, 5th, 6th & 7th
From 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Parish Hall

We welcome all donations and suggestions. And again we remind our parishioners that we will gratefully accept donations of any kind of liquor, home-made goodies, raffle prizes, etc.

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION

For those of Mexican heritage, November 2 means celebration of el Dia de Los Muertos, or "the Day of the Dead." One of the most important days of the year for many, they join All Saints and All Souls together, visiting the graves of babies and children on All Saints, since they are santitos (little saints) or angelitos (little angels). Flowers, their favorite toys, favorite music, and so on, are taken to them. The following day, people spend time some of them all day at the cemetery with their loved ones who have died. From the ancient customs of the Indians the families pray, talk with them, and take them their favorite food. It is a most solemn but joyful day. It is a day to celebrate Christ's victory over death: "Death, where is your sting?" There is a mocking of death as people make skeletons, candy that represents death, and Pan de los Muertos (bread of the dead) and consume them in a kind of role reversal.

One of the customs is to build an altarcito (little altar) where one places mementos and pictures of those who have died. There are also favorite foods, candles, statues or pictures of favorite saints, books, and Bibles. Some parishes have begun to build an altarcito where all parishioners can join in honoring the deceased. A remembrance book can be placed to write names in. The altarcito is traditionally left up for the month of November.

ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PLANNED GIVING

By making a gift to our endowment, you will help provide perpetual support for St. Mary Magdalen Church.

It is a beautiful demonstration of faithful stewardship and helps to pass on our Catholic faith to future generations.

For more information on planned gifts, contact the rectory or call the office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
First Friday

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014

First Friday of the month. We will have confessions at 7:30 AM, and Mass is at 8:00 AM.

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