Next Sunday at St Anne’s, we will celebrate All Saints’ Day with an all-age service and eucharist at 9:30am following a quieter 8am service. This day and service is one of the HIGH days of the Church year as we remember the very important heritage we have through the Saints. The Saints of God who enfleshed the Christian ideal of holiness and service. People like St Luke whom we remembered recently during our healing focus. And more recently canonised saints like Mother Theresa of Calcutta. And those in process of canonisation like Sr Aubert of the Sisters of Compassion who lived in and is buried in Wellington, at Island Bay. More on the Saints next Sunday – November 1.
On Monday 2 November we will remember All Souls – the countless number, including our own relatives and friends who have also lived the christian ideal, perhaps in less spectacular and well known ways than the Saints. All Souls is a time to remember those special to us whom we believe to be with the Lord. And especially those recently deceased whose passing is likely to be the source of current grief for some of us. We will gather at 8pm in St Anne’s and have a quiet reflective time which will include candle lighting, naming the ones we remember, praying for them and ourselves and breaking bread together as we recall that Jesus was the first born of the Christian Saints and Souls.
If you would like us to remember you and your loved one with the Lord, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Better still why not join us and tell us about your special one/s.