Remembering our Dead

One of the greatest signs of love is remembrance. We set time aside during November to remember and pray for our brothers and sisters who have died. We pray that they have passed from death to life in the company of the Risen Christ, the firstborn from the dead, whose love has overcome all things.

We pray for those who mourn the death of a loved one and whose grieving has been all the more difficult on account of pandemic restrictions.

We pray too for our healthcare workers and all who keep essential services going. We pray especially for those who died as a result of their selfless service during the pandemic.

On the first Friday of every month, the dead are especially remembered in the offering of our Mass. Please include your deceased loved ones in our Altar List of the Dead.

“It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead”

November dead

O Lord, we praise and thank you for the gift of our loved ones who have died and whom we remember during this month of November.
We thank you, compassionate God, for walking with us in all the dark moments of our grief and loneliness. Even when we find it hard to see you, we know and trust that you walk beside us and, in the Resurrection of Christ, Your Son, the victory of love in Jesus Our Lord, you give us a reason for living, a reason for hoping.
Lord, continue to be a light for us, giving us direction and courage in this difficult time. Help us to bring light and hope to others. Amen.

 

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.Pope Francis has proclaimed a “Year of St Joseph”, running until 8 December 2021.

Prayer to St Joseph
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Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
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Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.
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