Dear Faith Des Peres Family,

The writer Frederick Buechner once wrote, “In his holy flirtation with the world, God occasionally drops a handkerchief. These handkerchiefs are called saints.” 

This Sunday at church we’re celebrating All Saints Day. All Saints Day is a time to celebrate, honor, remember and give thanks to God for the person in your life who has mentored you, molded you, and made you into the person you are today. Parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, spiritual mentors, uncles and aunts—the ones who have strengthened your faith by their words and examples -- is who we honor and remember on All Saints Day. Remembering them, we continue to give significance to their lives and offer thanks to God for them. While it is traditionally a time to remember someone who has died, it is also appropriate to honor anyone, living or dead, whom we love and who brings us great joy.

I hope you’ll join us Sunday to celebrate All Saints Day.