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Exploring “Dia de los Muertos” and the Communion of Saints
October 19, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bring your children 7+ for a screening of the Disney movie Coco, followed by a craft project (and snacks). Coco depicts a young boy, Miguel, who goes on a journey of self-discovery back into the land of ancestors on the Mexican holiday “Day of the Dead.” The movie will be preceded by an introduction that explains the holiday and how it is celebrated, and after the movie we will have a short discussion about remembering our ancestors and our connection to the Communion of Saints, which is the whole family of God, the living and the dead…bound together in Christ..(BCP, p. 862)
Children will be able to make their own ofrenda, or altar, to honor loved ones who have passed away (including pets and relatives that the child may not have met personally, but who are remembered within your family), or just to have as a Halloween decoration. Commonsense Media writes that Coco “has powerful themes of perseverance, teamwork, and gratitude and encourages audiences to love and appreciate their family and always follow their dreams.” RSVP is required, as we will be purchasing craft supplies to accommodate the number of children attending.
If you have any questions about the suitability of this event for your child, please feel free to contact the Rev. Erika Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Matilda Garrido (email@example.com).