Pastors Desk: Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time / A

Posted 4th November 2017 in Pastor's Desk

Pastor’s Desk 5th November 2017 - Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time / A

remembrance1In recent days we have commemorated and remembered all those whose earthly journey has ended and who have gone home to the Lord before us.

On Thursday we celebrated ‘The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed’ or ‘All Souls’ as it is more commonly known. On Friday evening we had our annual Mass of Remembrance for all those who have died in the parish in the last twelve months and who were buried from Holy Trinity. Bereaved families were invited to this special Mass.

Traditionally here in Ireland the month of November has always been the month when we gather at various times and in different settings to honour and commemorate our dear ones who have departed and left this world.

As people of faith, we believe that we will be reunited with them sometime in the future. Each of the Eucharistic prayers we use at Mass has a special mention of all the dead. One of the Eucharistic prayers implores or asks for eternal life, not only for the disciples of Christ who have died in his peace, but for all the dead whose faith is known to God.

May our souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Fr Gerry