This Sunday, November 6
All Saints Day is that annual occasion (always falling on the first weekend in November), when the Church acknowledges what it means for every one of us to be children of God, individuals full of as much holiness as sinfulness. It is also a moment when we recognize the beauty and significance of the “communion of saints,” that body of Christ comprising both the living and the dead.
While All Saints day brings to mind all of those who have supported us in our lives of faith, we remember especially those in our church community who have died and been baptized since the last All Saints Day. The custom of commemorating all of the saints of the church on a single day goes back at least to the third century. This All Saints Sunday, we remember and name members of the Lord of Life family who have died and been baptized in the past year.