The Matachines, through the Hispanic Ministry at Santa Catalina were instrumental in showcasing the Day of the Dead / Día de los Muertos tradition. First in 2009 with a parish altar in the parish hall where parishioners were asked to bring the photos of their loved ones to a weekend event. Visitors filed in for a look at the colorful altar, hot chocolate and piece of pan de muerto.
In 2010 the Matachines again coordinated this event, but this time we extended the invitation to all the parish organizations and ministries. Many of them decorated a table or two and erected a display that showcased their loved ones. It was a successful event that paid tribute to not only parishioners who had died but also military men and women who had lost their lives for Americans. It was a two day event that brought parishioners, members and friends together to celebrate the lives of those who have died.
Here are some of the images from those events.