I happily passed this on to my 10 year old grandson, John and his dad.
John is a 4th grader at St. Peter's Catholic School herre in Mansfield,
Ohio. On this past Nov 1, the 4th graders dressed as their patron saint and
wrote and delivered speeches to other students as that saint. Then they
paraded to Mass, lining the center aisle as all the other grades entered.
It was an interesting and exciting way to emphasize patron saints. John
chose John the Evangelist, to my surprise after learning that his first
choice John the Baptist had been beheaded.
(for a boy who dressed as the grim reaper the night before for Halloween, I
thought J.the B. would be right up his alley.
Have a great season.
----- Original Message -----
From: "ajleeb" <ajleeb(a)shaw.ca
Monday, December 27, 2004 12:51 PM
Subject: [DVHH-L] Names Day
Happy Names Day.
A Happy Names Day, to all the John's (Hans, Johannes, Janos).
December 27th, is the Feast of the Apostle Johannes, in both, the Catholic
Lutheran Churches. A Schwob's saying is; "I want you to remember me
by my Name, not by my age." Birthdays were never celebrated. On June 29th,
is the Feast Day for St.Peter and ST.Paul. The harvest always began on Peter
and Paul, June 29th.
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