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Halloween Becomes “Holy” Celebration in Ireland
Dublin Faith and Family Centre sponsors Family Fun Day on “All Hallows Eve”

A little saint holds a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe
A little saint holds a picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dublin, Ireland, November 24, 2010 – October 31, known around the world as the celebration of Halloween, became true to its origin as “All Hallows Eve” at a celebration in Dublin, Ireland last month.  The Faith and Family Centre there sponsored a Family Fun Day including a “Saints Come Marching In” costume competition for children.

Saint Faustina Kowalska, famous for her involvement with the Divine Mercy devotion, would have been proud.  A child dressed in her image received the “Best Participation” honour.

“The four-year old winner’s mother stepped in to explain the life of the saint and gave an enthusiastic endorsement of the devotion to the Divine Mercy,” said Regnum Christi consecrated woman Elizabeth Kunze, who works at the centre. Kunze said popular choices for saint attire included St. George and St. Elizabeth of Hungary, as well as Irish saints, including St. Brigid, St. Patrick and St. Fergal.

The event was attended by the students and co-workers from Woodlands Academy.  While children enjoyed games, parents competed in a challenging four-round trivia contest on topics such as the lives of the saints.  Also during the event, families gathered together for prayer with the Blessed Sacrament and recited the litany of the Saints.

The Faith and Family Centre is directed by Fr. Michael Mullan, LC and is sponsored by Regnum Christi members. It offers programs such as courses on the Catholic faith, spiritual retreats and activities for families to meet and deepen their experience and appreciation of the faith.




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