I'm doing the Catholic nerd dance today.
Our priest brought out the BLACK vestments for All Souls'!!
Apparently, two parishes in New Jersey merged and our order was offered an extra set of black vestments. The black really focused things on what we were commemorating today--those who have died and whose souls we continue to remember and pray for.
Black, along with violet and also white can be used for funeral Masses, Good Friday and All Souls' Day in the Church.
Oh, and the new pastor is asking us to gradually introduce Latin in our music for the Mass. Starting in Advent, we will begin singing the Kyrie and the Sanctus, and then add the Agnus Dei during Lent and possibly the Gloria during Easter.
All we need now is some incense, some nice pictorial stained glass, and bigger statues.
One step at a time.