Solemnity of All Saints – 2017

Solemnity of All Saints celebrations will be held all over our province.
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Once again, at our Shrine of St. Anthony, in Ellicott City, MD, on October 31st (the Eve of All Saints Day), from 6:30pm. – 9:00pm., the shrine’s friars, staff and pilgrims will celebrate “A Night With the Saints!” This year’s theme is young saints. Each child in attendance is encouraged to dress as his or her favorite Saint or Biblical Figure and bring a bag of candy to share. Start the evening with 6:30 p.m. Mass (Holy Day of Obligation) in the Shrine Chapel then onto “Meet the Saints” at 7:00 p.m., followed by and 8:15 p.m. Litany of the Saints. End the evening around a bonfire at the outdoor fire ring by the shrine’s pond. There will be presentations for all ages to enjoy, so join them for a safe night of festivities. Remember to dress for outdoor weather and bring a flashlight so you can really participate in all of the fun. If you have any questions or for more information, please call the Shrine Officer at 410-531-2800 or email them at

A few saints (many are patrons of our ministries) for costume inspiration:

~ St. Thomas Aquinas ~ St. Juan Diego ~ St. Joan of Arc ~ St. Raphael the Archangel ~
~ St. John Paul II ~ St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Patroness of our other Shrine, in Fonda, NY ~
~ St. Clare of Assisi ~ St. Rose of LimaSaint Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa)~
~ St. Maria Goretti ~ St. Aloysius Gonzaga ~ St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) ~
~ Our Lady of the Angels (Patroness of our Province) ~ St. Martin de Porres ~
~ St. Mark the Evangelist ~ St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (Mother Cabrini) ~ St. Genèvieve ~

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