November begins next Sunday on the feast day of All Saints, on Monday 2nd we commemorate All Souls. November is a month of prayer and remembrance, particularly for those who have died during the previous year. We visit the church and cemetery to pray for our dead.
This November, our remembering is especially poignant. We are experiencing a period of hardship and sacrifice due to the COVID-19 pandemic which continues to disrupt the lives of so many people.
Remembering our loved ones, family and friends during November has always been seen as an act of charity to the faithful departed from those who still have the gift of life to help them attain their eternal rest.
Altar List of the Dead envelopes were distributed to homes in the parish last month, if you would like to include names of your family and loved ones who have died in the Altar List of the Dead, please return your envelope and list to the box beside the altar in Athboy Church or to Parochial House. (envelopes are available in the church)
Masses on All Souls Day, 2nd November and on every First Friday during the coming year are offered for the names on the Altar List of the Dead.
“Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.” Amen.