Walking in honor of the dead – Blessed Sacrament Church has annual Dia de Los Muertos walk

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

The youth at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Mammoth have made their walk to the Valley View Cemetery for Dia de Los Muertos an annual event.
Nina Crowder | Miner

San Manuel Miner

Blessed Sacrament Church’s Dia de Los Muertos journey began at the Kidney Dialysis Center in Mammoth. It was a beautiful fall morning and many people showed up to support this scared walk as a religious act of devotion to family members who have passed on. There were youth, parents, grandparents even a few babies were on the walk. The Mammoth Police Department escorted the walkers.

Walkers stopped at the Blessed Sacrament Church for a prayer circle. All attendees gathered and held hands in a circle after a spiritual prayer the people walking spoke the names of the loved ones they were walking for. The group then reassembled to continue the walk to the Valley View Cemetery in Mammoth.

Many members of the group walking had signs made up with names, pictures, drawings on them to represent the people they have lost in their lives. One lady spoke about losing three people this year and being blessed with two new babies in the same year. Although life and death are the cycle of life it is still difficult to lose people you love.

Once the group reached the top of the Valley View Mammoth Cemetery, Leane Garcia, who led the group with warmth and enthusiasm, told everyone, “Thank you for coming and the people who sponsored each person and for the youth who carried the cross all the way. Come out again next year. We will do this again.”

There were sandwiches and water available for everyone to enjoy. Many people visited grave sites and others received a ride home from the walk.

Thank you all who participated with the Blessed Sacrament Church honoring of the dead and walking for Dia de los Muertos.

Nina Crowder (98 Posts)

Nina Crowder is a resident of Mammoth. She volunteers in several local organizations. She covers events throughout the Copper Corridor and Superior Town and School governance.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Miners’ Rodriguez wins wrestling championship

    December 11th, 2017
    by

      San Manuel freshman Gilbert Rodriguez (106) capped off a busy week by winning his weight class at last weekend’s […]


    Mammoth STEM students publish book

    December 11th, 2017
    by

      Four fourth and fifth grade students from Mammoth Elementary STEM School along with their tutor, Stephen Rumsey, have written […]


    Mammoth STEM students visit Oracle State Park

    December 11th, 2017
    by

      On Thursday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 1, students from the Mammoth Elementary STEM School traveled to Oracle State […]


    Oracle residents speak out, get action

    December 11th, 2017
    by

      Pinal County has been considering auctioning several parcels of vacant land near Oracle and Supervisor Pete Rios wanted to […]


  • Additional Stories

    San Manuel girls basketball looking for first win

    December 11th, 2017
    by

      After starting the 2017-18 season with three-straight losses, the Lady Miners’ basketball team will try to earn it’s first […]


    Miners boys basketball off to fast start

    December 11th, 2017
    by

      The San Manuel boys’ basketball has won four of its first five games of the 2017-18 season, including three […]


    A national award for Arizona State Parks

    December 11th, 2017
    by

      The Arizona Parks & Trails which includes Oracle State Park Center for Environmental Education received the 2017 Gold Medal […]


    Sunday at the Oracle State Park

    December 11th, 2017
    by

      Glorious weather over the weekend had folks heading over to the Oracle State Park to participate in a holiday […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger