Remembering Our Dead in November

While there are no public masses being celebrated during the present lockdown, the churches will remain open during daylight hours. November is our special month of prayer and remembrance for our departed loved ones. In Banogue and Croom churches we have installed a special November cross in memory of the Holy Souls. Personalised Loving Memory candles will be available to light and placed on this candelabra during the month of November.

The Mass of Remembrance for those who have died since last November will take place on Sunday the 8th of November – Banogue 10:00am, Croom 11:30am

Banogue deaths: Nora Collins (Banogue Cross), Lucy Sheehan (Pullough), Bridget Griffin (Liskennett), Tom Biggene (Ballyculleen), Ger Scully (Ballyphillip), Mary Cagney (Morenene), Liam Chawke (Dohora), and Jack Scanlon (Banogue).

Croom deaths: Teresa Bennett (Skagh), Mary Mangan (Elm Park), Kathleen Moloney (St. Senan’s Terrace), Anna Moloney (Skagh), Michael O’Brien (Church Road), Mary O’Rourke (Ballinahown), John Morrissey (Caherdavin), and Steven Cregan (Caherass).

Reflection for the Day

“The Spirit of Truth with guide you” (John 16:13)

We stand before you, Holy Spirit, conscious of our sinfulness, but aware that we gather in your name. Come to us, remain with us, and enlighten our hearts.

Give us light and strength to know your will, to make it our own, and to live it in our lives.

Guide us by your wisdom, support us by your power, for you are God, sharing the glory of Father and Son.

You desire justice for all: enable us to uphold the rights of others; do not allow us to be misled by ignorance or corrupted by fear or favour.

Unite us to yourself in the bond of love and keep us faithful to all that us true.

As we gather in your name may we temper justice with love, so that all our decisions may be pleasing to you, and earn the reward promised to good and faithful servants.