BANGOR- Yesterday people celebrated zaniness and all that goes along with the makings of a memorable Halloween.
The saints went marching into Saint John’s Catholic Church on Friday morning.
“And what we say at All Saints Catholic School is that we’re saints in the making. So every day we try a little harder. To build our faith, to build our community,” says All Saints Catholic School Principal Matthew Houghton.
November first is a holy day where Catholics worldwide celebrate the saints who have died and at St. Mary’s church, third graders from All Saints Catholic School dressed up as their favorite saints.
“This year we’re the only class dressing up as saints. It’s a big privilege because you only get to do it once. And if you skip third grade you’re not able to do it anymore,” says a third-grader named McKinley.
And Saint Patrick wasn’t slaying any dragons Friday.
“I was a little scared when I was walking up the aisle. It was only when I was walking up the aisle. But when I walked up the aisle I felt like everyone was just watching me and laughing at me, especially at my beard,” McKinley says.
Still, some of those marching in the Saints Parade were sure they had help from above.
“I wasn’t really that embarrassed because I knew Saint Cecilia was right by my side and I wanted to do this ever since I came here because I saw they were doing this and I really wanted to do this so I was excited,” says Zoe, a student from All Saints Catholic School who dressed up as Saint Cecilia.
“I was kind of nervous but then I was excited and I knew that god and the saints and the angles would be right there with me so I wouldn’t get embarrassed,” says Addyson, a student from All Saints Catholic School who dressed up as Saint Bernadette.
Principal Houghton says the students will remember this all saints day celebration for a long time.