As we prepare for Halloween next weekend, let us also take a moment to remember the difference between All Saints’ Day, a Holy Day of Obligation, and All Souls’ Day. On All Saints’ Day we celebrate the communion of saints, both those known and unknown, in heaven and are reminded of our call to live as saints. This is a wonderful time to pray to your patron saint. This year All Saints’ Day falls on a Sunday, so the day will be celebrated as part of our normal Sunday liturgy. All Souls’ Day is a reminder for us to hold close in prayer those souls in purgatory and to pray for all those who have died.