Catholic School Kids Dress as Saints this Halloween

Children at Historic Black Catholic School have a “Saints Parade”

October 29, 2008

This Halloween the children of St. Augustine School in the U Street Corridor of Northwest Washington DC will dress up as their favorite saints to celebrate All Saints’ Day which occurs on Saturday, November 1. Each student has researched a saint, and on Friday they will don their costumes and have a parade of saints around the building at 10:00 a.m.

In keeping with the festive season, all of the students also have decorated pumpkins for their art class. At 10:30 a.m., the school will hold a pumpkin decorating contest.

St. Augustine School
Friday, October 31, 2008
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
1421 V St., NW, Washington, DC 20009

All Saints Day is a holy day of obligation for Catholics. Saints are individuals who are in heaven and, whether officially canonized by the Church or not, lived lives of great charity and heroic virtues and are worthy of imitation. To be named a saint by the Catholic Church requires several significant steps, including the attribution to two miracles to the person’s intercession.

St. Augustine School has deep roots in our nation’s capital with a 150-year history of service to the African American community. It is the oldest African American school in the District of Columbia and one of the oldest Catholic schools in the city. St. Augustine community traces its roots to the founding of a chapel and school under the patronage of Blessed Martin de Porres in 1858.

The Archdiocese of Washington serves about 30,000 students in 98 elementary, secondary, special schools, and early learning centers in the District of Columbia and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland.

Kathy Dempsey
Office of Communications
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