Cemetery Day in our parish
We welcome all who attended our cemetery devotions today in Ballyglass, Marlinstown and Kilronan. A particular welcome to those who travelled home to be with us. Our thoughts are especially with those joining in these devotions for the first time. We are very grateful to the staff at Ballyglass, the Civil Defence and all who help with our devotions. Thanks also to Dick Hogan for taking the photo above.
Praying for the Dead
God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
We pray in hope for our families and friends,
relatives and parishioners
and for all the dead known to You alone.
In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.