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All Saints – Día de los Muertos Mass Celebrated


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The O’Dowd community celebrated an All Saints – Día de los Muertos Mass on November 1, a collaborative effort by the Campus Ministry Team and members of Latinos Unidos.

CMT and Latinos Unidos member Sophia Rodriguez ’18 said that All Saints Day is a time to remember all of the saints who have spread God’s love throughout the world, and that Día de los Muertos is a celebration held in many Latin American countries to remember family members who have passed and honor all they have done.


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“Today, we combine these two holidays to remember important people who have passed, as well as the communion of saints and the living saints in our lives,” she said.

Processing at the beginning of Mass were O’Dowd folklorico dancers with traditional skull painted faces, which symbolize honoring those who have passed.

Several students shared moving stories about the cherished relatives who have passed and living saints in their lives who have shaped who they are today. Many prayers and songs were read/sung in both English and Spanish.


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