Memorial Service for the deceased & bereaved
On Remembrance Sunday,
November 11th, at 6pm,
there will be a special Service of Prayer
for all who have died in the past 12 months.
Prayers will also be offered
for the bereaved families.
The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed,
and the names of those who have had
Requiems/Funeral Services celebrated
by Fr Richard in the past year will be read out.
Families, & all bereaved will be invited to place
a grain of incense in the thurible,
to symbolise our prayers rising to heaven
for those we have lost, and for ourselves.
November is the traditional month
of the Holy Souls,
when we remember and pray
for those who have died.
Envelopes are available at the back of church
in which to put the names of those
we wish to pray for,
together with any offering we care to make.
All names are kept in a special box,
placed upon the altar during November.
A book of Remembrance,
containing the names of our loved ones
is placed near the tabernacle
until the first Sunday of Advent.
Did you know that purple vestments are worn
at funerals & during Advent, as a sign of hope?
One day we will meet the Lord face to face.
+May the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.