A team cycling for St. John the Evangelist parish, Center Moriches, including the pastor Father John Sureau, center, prepares to take part Exercise for Others on October 29. The event raised over ,000 for Catholic outreach programs in the diocese.
An elderly woman lights a candle on a grave Nov. 1 at a cemetery in the village of Ivenets, Belarus. Catholics marked All Saints' Day by visiting the cemeteries and graves of deceased relatives and friends. (CNS photo/Vasily Fedosenko, Reuters)
An Iraqi man prepares a makeshift altar for the first Sunday Mass Oct. 30 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Qaraqosh after it was recaptured from Islamic State militants. (CNS photo/Ahmed Jadallah, Reuters)
In what has been a school tradition for many years, the sixth-graders of SS. Philip and James School, St. James, marked All Saints’ Day by dressing as their favorite saints and processing into and from morning Mass, accompanied by the playing of “When the Saints Go Marching In.” After the liturgy, the students in Lori Jean Naso’s class presented brief biographies of these holy men and women.
Pope Francis walks through Rome's Prima Porta cemetery Nov. 2, the feast of All Souls. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)