Tuesday 13 November 2018, 7pm
Those we love must someday pass beyond our present sight
Must leave us and the world we know without their radiant light.
But we know that like a candle their lovely light will surely shine
To brighten up another place more perfect more divine.
And in the realm of Heaven where they shine so warm and bright.
Our loved ones live forever more in God’s eternal light.
There’s something very special about our naming those who have died. There’s a tradition of people writing lists of the dead and making an offering towards November Masses. Generally, I look at each of them, letting my eyes glance over the names. I am always pleased to see how people want to name those loved ones. I also welcome, when included, the names of priests of the parish who might be long dead. There’s something consoling in knowing that one day, a pen might scribble my name amongst family members and friends. It’s good to remember. It’s wonderful to pray. (Fr Vincent Sherlock)
List of the Dead is included in all Masses in November and for the First Fridays throughout the year. Completed lists can be returned to the box in the Cathedral, St Paul’s Church, the Parish Office and (on Sundays) the country churches.