Month of November

Published on October 31, 2020

This year, the month of November, in which we traditionally remember the dead and pray for the bereaved, will be particularly poignant. We sense a huge yearning for consolation and hope in the heart of our people. We are especially mindful in 2020 of those grieving families, who, because of restrictions, have been unable to experience the customary spiritual and community supports which are so much part of our Irish tradition. Today, Sunday 1st November at 3.00pm throughout Ireland a period of prayer will be observed to dedicate the month of November to ‘Remembrance of the Dead and Prayer for the Bereaved’. Our parish celebration in St Peter’s Church this Sunday 1st November, All Saints’Day, will take place at 3.00pm. This liturgy of remembrance – not Mass- will not be open to the public in accordance with Government guidelines, but will be streamed live by webcam, (St Peter’s Church webcam) or The names of all those whose funerals have taken place in the Parish, and/or who have been buried in the Parish, in the past twelve months, will be read out. A candle will be lit for each of the deceased. The music will be led by Edward Holly, Organist and Seán Tester, Cantor, of St Peter’s Male Voice Choir.