St. Paul’s Church and School in East Harlem, NY:

On Friday, October 30, 2009, St. Paul School in Harlem held the Annual All Saints Exposition. Each class of the school’s 280 students from Pre-K to 8th grade was assigned a patron Saint. The commemoration began with all the children gathered in the morning assembly to sing the Litany to the Saints. At mid-day the children paraded outside around the East 117th and 118th block of Lexington Avenue dressed as different saints, singing and cheering for the Saint of their teams. Later on in the afternoon the children gathered for the grand finale in the school auditorium: presentations and short skits about their saints. It was a beautiful celebration to honor All the Saints in Heaven. We pray that these children too may all become saints.

On Saturday, October 31st, the Eve of All Saints, the Catechism Program of St. Paul Church hosted the Second Annual Family Day. The theme for the day was “The Year for Priests.”

The day included various workshops given by catechists and sisters for both children and adults, which included a talk and an activity. The topics of the workshops were: “Sacred Vessels and Ornaments,” “The Virgin Mary,” and “Priests of God.” At midday, everyone gathered together for Lunch and to watch “Fishers of Men,” a short yet beautiful movie about the Priesthood. All together, there were 150 people who attended the Family Day. We give thanks to God for the many graces He bestowed upon the families of St. Paul’s and pray for the fruits of the Family Day!