All Saints' Day/Día de los Muertos: Upcoming Celebrations
Día De Los Muertos/All Saints Day Ofrenda and Celebrations
Día de Los Muertos has become popular in the United States in recent years. For the last few years at Incarnation we have created an ofrenda, an altar adorned with images and objects that honor the beloved dead. This year our ofrenda moves outdoors, in response to the pandemic, and as an offering to our wider community.
An ofrenda, to be adorned with community-donated images and objects, will be erected in the Jerusalem Courtyard just south of the church entrance at 550 Mendocino Avenue. Bring copies of photos of your relatives or friends, and replicas of objects. Please remember to bring copies, as items will not be returned.
As the pandemic has disproportionately decimated the US Latinx community this year, we draw upon the rejuvenating joy that springs from the Muertos tradition. We also bear witness to racial divides in this country, affirming that Black and Brown Lives Matter. We honor the Latinx customs of communing with the departed in open and friendly delight, urging all in this year of illness and fire to gain solace from fond remembrance.
Sunday, November 1, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Monday, November 2, 12:00-12:30 p.m.