November, Month of Remembrance of the Dead – The month of November is, traditionally, a month we set aside each year to remember our dead. A Service of Remembrance will be held in the Church on Friday, November 15th at 7:00pm in which we will remember all of our dead. We will remember, in particular, all in our parish who passed away during the previous 12 months. A candle will be lit and will burn for each one of them. Family members are welcome to take the candle home afterwards. If there are people from, or connected with, the parish who died and were buried elsewhere during the past 12 months please let me know and a candle will be lit for them also. During the month of November a Novena of Masses will be said for the dead. Envelopes are provided at the exit doors to write and enclose the names of deceased loved ones. A rosary will also be said in the cemetery (opposite the Church main entrance) after the 11:00am Mass on the first dry Sunday morning in November.
November Pledge – Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this sacrifice in honour of their deceased relatives and friends. It is possible to take a short term Pioneer Pledge for the month of November for this purpose. Further details are available on the Church notice board or from Fr. Martin or visit www.pioneerassociation.ie. This can be a very good and appropriate way to commemorate the Holy Souls.Share