In combination with the goals established for the Holy Child Network of Schools, which include Creating a Learning Climate Based on Trust and Reverence for the Dignity and Uniqueness of Each Person, the Cornelia Connelly High School Community cordially invites you to join us as we remember our faithfully departed. During the week of October 24 and November 1 2019, we will be celebrating the feast of All Souls and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with an altar and ofrendas (offerings) brought in by students, their families, extended Connelly community, and Connelly alumnae who wish to participate.
Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout the region of Mexico and other parts of the world. The actual celebration of Dia de los Muertos takes place between October 31st (our Halloween) and November 2nd. The focus of the holiday is to bring family and friends together to pray and to remember our deceased.
A typical Dia de los Muertos altar is adorned with candles, incense, yellow marigolds, and photos of the departed in a place of honor. The Cornelia Connelly High School altar, which will be located in Gunther Auditorium, will incorporate all of the traditional elements of the holiday in celebration and remembrance. We invite you to participate in this celebration by bringing in framed or unframed photos of your loved ones to add to the altar. There is no limit to the number of family/friends you would like to remember, but we do ask that all photos be copies of originals. Members of our Connelly Community, on campus and extended, will have the opportunity to visit the altar on Monday, October 28th, during a whole school assembly beginning at 12:20-12:50. If you are unable to join us at assembly, the auditorium will be open and available for visiting and prayerful reflection during normal school hours.
To add your photos, please provide them to Mrs. Mary Perez, our Religion Studies Chair, no later than Thursday October 24th. We look forward to seeing all of you at this wonderful celebration of legacy and honor to our beloved departed.
Mary Theresa Perez
Religion Studies Chair