Día de los Muertos is a special day of the year when family, friends, and loved ones who have passed away are remembered with gratitude and joy. It is a tradition that its origins in Aztec rituals and has grown to merge with Catholic and Christian celebrated in places throughout North America and Latin American countries. On this day, many families and communities build Ofrendas (altars) in honor of their loved ones. These altares are decorated with photos, flowers, religious symbols, and sometimes food or objects that remind people of the person who has died.
This October, Campus Ministry will build a Day of the Dead altar to commemorate and celebrate the special people in our lives who have died. We invite everyone, regardless of faith and background, to send us a digital photo of any family or friends that you have lost. We will be placing these on our Day of the Dead altar which will be present in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher from Thursday, October 29 through Friday, November 6. There will also be a Mass for all deceased members of the UP campus community streamed from the Chapel of Christ the Teacher at 5 p.m. on All Souls Day, Monday, November 2.
For the Day of the Dead altar, please send the photos (and names) to Br. Pablo Quan, C.S.C., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Mass on All Souls Day (5 p.m., 11/2/20) the stream will come through on the Campus Ministry YouTube Channel using this link.