The Catholic All Year Costume Contest is BACK!

by | Oct 26, 2022 | Blog, Costumes, Halloween, November | 0 comments

We did a costume contest in 2015 and it was REALLY cool. I loved seeing all the great Catholic costumes you good folks and your kids can up with. So . . . even though I’m not sure the world needs any more of my All Saints Day costume posts, I decided to do it again. And, as it turns out, I’ve got quite a backlog of theme appropriate items to give away, so the prizes this year are really good!

Here’s how it works . . .

If your kids are dressing up in a Catholic costume for Halloween or All Saints Day share a photo on Instagram and Facebook using #catholiccostume tag @catholicallyear and @kendra_tierney. (If you have a private account, you’ll need to set it to public for the day so I can see your tag.) If you are not a social media type, you can email your photo to me at

We’ll do a round-up post following the close of the contest, which is November 1, 2022 at 11:59PM. Three winners will be selected & announced on November 2!

And now, for the PRIZES:

  1. Requiscant In Pace Banner:
    Requiscant In Pace is Latin for “May They Rest In Peace.” Decorate for Hallowtide and the Month of the Holy Souls (November) with this beautiful and meaningful banner. Twenty-one 2.5 x 3.5 inch cards, professionally printed on 110 lb smooth white cardstock, featuring vintage line art illustrations of the Holy Souls and stamped gold foil details. Includes three yards of black waxed cotton string for hanging. 
RIP Banner

2. Eternal Rest Candle
Use this candle during the month of November or any time, to remember to pray for the souls of beloved friends and family members who have passed away, and for all the holy souls in purgatory, especially those who have no one else to pray for them. Burn it daily during prayer time or dinner. Following the instructions for use below, the candle will burn for about 40 hours. 

Catholic All Year Handmade Candles are 100% beeswax + essential oils + natural resin incense. 9 ounce amber glass jar, wooden wick, black metal screw-on lid.

Write-On Eternal Rest Candle

3. Memento Mori Hat
You will be the first to get one of our brand new Memento Mori embroidered hats! This is a special edition Catholic All Year item.

Memento Mori Hat

4. $100 CAY Gift Card
Treat yourself (or a friend) with a $100 CAY gift card! Grab that subscription box or a membership that you’ve had your eye on for sometime.

$100 CAY Gift Card

5. Eternal Rest Wooden Sign

This Eternal Rest sign was handmade in our VA warehouse. “Eternal Rest, grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.”

Don’t want to wait to see if you win to grab some Hallowtide items for yourself? We are also happy to refund the winners for a previous purchase.


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Hi! I’m Kendra.

For twenty years now, I’ve been using food, prayer, and conversation based around the liturgical calendar to share the lives of the saints and the beautiful truths and traditions of our Catholic faith. My own ten children, our friends and neighbors, and people just like you have been on this journey with me.

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