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is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. Although millions, or even billions of people may already be saints, All Saints' Day observances tend to focus on known saints --that is those recognized in the canon of the saints by the Catholic Church. Masses for this Holy Day of Obligation will be celebrated at 7 am, 12:10 pm and 6:30 p.m.

On All Souls, we remember all those who have died, not just the spiritual superstars. From the earliest days the church has prayed for the deceased. Their judgment is in the hands of God, and we trust in God’s mercy. But we also believe God cares about us and our concerns, so prayers for our deceased loved ones are appropriate. It’s appropriate to commemorate All Souls Day by praying for those who have gone before us in faith. Some people also visit the graves of their loved ones to pray for them. The feast of All Souls reminds us of our mortality. We are all finite, mortal creatures. We are all loved by God, who has endowed us with an immortal soul. Our ultimate destiny lies in God’s hands, and even death does not separate us from his love. Please remember your deceased loved ones by placing a butterfly on the trellis with the name of your loved ones, by entering your deceased loved one in the Book of the Names of the Dead, and by making a offering in memory of your deceased family members and friends. Special Envelopes for All Souls Day can be found in the pews and entrance to the church.


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Sara Currier has served as a teacher in Catholic schools for 11 years and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in educational leadership from the University of Notre Dame. She is the oldest of 7 children and was raised in Florida. Sarah has two children at NDV - Pauline (3rd) and Xavier (2nd). She attends NDV with her family and serves as a Eucharistic Minister and lector with her husband, Andrew. They enjoy hiking and visiting lighthouses along the coast. She is looking forward to being able to use the gifts God has given her in order to further the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange and the Marist Fathers as she serves Ecole Notre Dame des Victoires.









 Fr. Alfred Puccinelli is a native San Franciscian, he was born a few blocks up the street from NDV at St. Francis Hospital on July 4th! He grew up in Fairfax, CA and went to St. Rafael’s grade school. In 1957, he graduated from Marin Catholic High School and joined the Marist Father’s. He was ordained in 1966 at St. Rita’s, in Fairfax. Fr. Al was both a high school principal and teacher in Arizona. He has also worked in California, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Boston, and on three different assignments, he was in Brazil for a total of 22 years. He also traveled several times to the interior of the Amazon and during the Vietnam War he was a reserve chaplain in the US Air Force. During his time in Brazil, he worked in the favelas (slums) where drug dealing and killings were common. Despite this, he felt that he and the sisters ministering there were well protected. He says that “it is good to be home.”


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