Did you know that Halloween actually has Catholic origins? It comes from the Scottish shortening of the phrase “All hallow-even,” literally meaning “All Holy Evening” and dates to the 18th century. You can read more about this at this awesome article: https://religionunplugged.com/news/2019/10/15/halloween-and-its-catholic-origins-overlooked-by-the-secular-press
This year, OLG is celebrating All Hallows’ Eve with our Trunk-or-Treat event! We will have several stations set up with candy, games and activities, drinks and snacks, and more! Be sure to come dressed up in your favorite costume! All ages are welcome.
You can now volunteer to bring your decorated vehicle/station to pass out candy! We also need general volunteers to help with booths, games, and activities. For more information, please email Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please click on the link below to volunteer.
Volunteer/Sign Your Vehicle Up: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0c4aa5ac28abfcc16-trunk
See below for some decoration inspirations for your vehicle!
Tubs will be available in the church foyer this weekend and next weekend for people to donate individually wrapped candy and snacks. We thank you for your generosity and support!
PUMPKIN CARVING/DECORATING CONTEST
This year, we will have a pumpkin carving/decorating contest! Please bring your ALREADY CARVED/DECORATED pumpkins to OLG. We will NOT be carving/decorating at this event. We will have three categories for you to enter: spooky, happy, and religious! Judging will take place at 7 PM in the Pavilion.
COSTUME DOOR PRIZES
While we are not having a costume contest this year, all who come dressed in costume can enter to win some fun door prizes! Prizes will be awarded in following categories:
- 2-4 years
- 5-8 years
- 9-12 years
- 13-16 years
- 17-21 years
- 22-35 years
- 36+ years
Door prizes will be drawn at 7:15 PM in the Pavilion. All who come dressed as their favorite Saint can enter for additional Gift Card prizes!
Friday, October 29 // 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM // Parish Grounds