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Halloween, backwards: Holy Ghosting in Massachusetts

Halloween, backwards: Holy Ghosting in Massachusetts

St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Dover, Massachusetts is reprising a reverse Halloween the parish tried out last year – Holy Ghosting. The Patriot Ledger:

For those unfamiliar with the practice, it’s trick-or-treating in reverse: treats are anonymously left on the doorstep for recipients. Last year, St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church thought it would be fun to put a spin on the idea and use this Halloween tradition as a means to raise money and awareness for A Place to Turn food pantry in West Natick, putting the Holy in Ghosting, and “Holy Ghosting” was born.

It was a big hit, with more than $1,100 raised for A Place to Turn.

Parishioners have underwritten the program – to be involved, one places an order for a treat to be delivered to an individual or family:

For a suggested donation, parishioners will do the ghosting (during the day). Each package will contain a small treat, a note letting the person/family know that a donation has been made to A Place to Turn in their honor, and a small ghost letting people know St. Dunstan’s is doing this to support A Place to Turn, as well as information on the church.

Order forms are on the church website.

What is your church planning for Halloween?




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Father Peter D'Alesandre

Grace Church in Yantic, Connecticut after Church on the Sunday nearest All Saints Day, goes to the County Home for the Sick and Elderly in Fitchville, Connecticut.
Some of us wear costumes, some don’t.

We bring two things:
Small trial-size personal care items and snacks (both diabetic and non).
We also bring the children of the Sunday School to allow children and invalids to meet.

We do something similar at Christmas and Easter, but instead of costumes, we sing a few songs with the treats and toiletries.

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