The children will share a prayerful celebration of All Saints Day and All Souls Day with their families.
|Leader||?||Praise be to God, who fills our lives with joy.|
|All||?||Praise be to God.|
|Leader||?||As we observe All Saints Day and All Souls Day, let us remember that God unites all his followers, living and dead, in the communion of saints.|
|Reader 1||?||A reading from the First Letter of John. [1 John 3:1-3]|
|All||?||Thanks be to God.|
|Leader||?||Let?s spend a few minutes talking to God. On All Saints Day we remember those who are living with God. On All Souls Day we pray for those who are in purgatory.|
|Reader 2||?||God, help us to live our faith in service to others so that we may grow closer to you.|
|Reader 3||?||God, help us to follow in the footsteps of the saints, who have shown us how to serve the Kingdom of God right here on earth.|
|Reader 4||?||God, help us to remember those who are already with you in heaven and help us to pray for those who are still waiting to be with you.|
|All||?||God, thank you for the sacraments, especially the Sacrament of the Eucharist, which unites us, your followers, in the communion of saints.|
Remind the children of the various ways in which we can pray. Encourage the children to be creative in their planning.