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Sunday, November 15th 2020 - 11.00am

Welcome to the Annual Remembrance Service for deceased Sacred Heart Past Pupils, Sacred Heart Sisters, Staff, Relatives and Friends.  This year we will be Online only from Mount Anville Chapel.

This event remembers Members of our Community who have passed away in the last 12 months. All the deceased names have been entered in our Memorial Book.  Grace will read the names from the Memorial Book and they will be remembered for all the days to come. Our list includes Sacred Heart Sisters, Past Pupils and Family Members of Past Pupils.  Join with us and remember - 


Entrance Hymn:    Inis Oir   

 There is a Place; Liam Lawton

Welcome:     Rosalie Crimmins

Good morning, a very warm welcome to everyone and thank you for taking the time to join our Sacred Heart Remembrance Service. My name is Rosie Crimmins (Nee Mc Cambridge) and I am the new Chairperson of the Sacred Heart Past Pupils Benevolen Fund.
Every November, we arrange a mass in Mt Anville’s  school chapel to remember those in our community who have passed away and most especially those who have left us in the past 12 months. We invite all family members and friends to attend our Mass of Remembrance and then to join us afterwards for tea and coffee in the Atrium. Here, we have an opportunity to catch up with each other, to reconnect and share in the stories and memories that bind us all as a community.


This year, we have had to do it differently. Covid has meant separation for all of us, isolation for many and terrible loneliness for others. It has been especially hard for bereaved families this year, as our traditional rituals have been taken away from us. We hope this Remembrance Service will help in some small way to support and comfort those who have lost their loved ones. This short service will be available on our website for everyone to access so please do not hesitate to share this with family members and friends.

We hope to be back in Mt Anville Chapel next year where we can come together in person and share in our loss. You are all most welcome to join us next year and we encourage you to engage in our Sacred Heart community where we can support and take comfort from each other.  But today, we remember all those who have passed away in the last year:  We remember all our Religious Sisters of the Sacred Heart, who dedicated their lives to God. Today, we remember all our Sacred Heart past pupils: from Mt Anville, Leeson St, Roscrea and Monkstown and Armagh.  And today we remember the family members of our Sacred Heart Community.

May they Rest in Peace with God 

Reading:     Sr. Mary Shiel

Do not let your  hearts be troubled.

Trust in God still, and trust in me. 

There are many rooms in my Father’s house; if there were not, I should have told you.  I am going now to prepare a place for you, and after I am gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am you may be too.
-  Gospel John 14: 1- 3.  

List of deceased:    Grace Murphy    

- Past Pupils

  • Aisling Delahunt    

  • Ann Lawler nee Maher 

  • Ann McGrath    

  • Anne Clarke nee Cosgrave 

  • Aoibheann Mullan nee NiMurnain 

  • Blanaid Redden nee Reddin 

  • Camila McLoughlan    

  • Carolyn Bowers     

  • Celine Donovan nee Maguire

  • Claire Grant nee Cawley

  • Elaine Kelly    

  • Elisabeth Bruton nee OCallaghan 

  • Ethel Flanagan nee Greer 

  • Garry Simpson nee Humphries 

  • Helen Hedigan nee OConnell

  • Irene Paton    

  • Jacqueline Hynes nee Brennan

  • Jacqueline Maguire     

  • Jessica Grehan nee Grehan 

  • Kathryn Broderick nee Moore

  • Katriona Maguire nee Delahunt 

  • Liobhain Meenan    

  • Maeve Murphy     

  • Mafra O'Reilly nee McDonoagh 

  • Mai Franklin nee OConnell

  • Mairead Deennehy nee O'Sullivan

  • Margaret Callanan nee Magan 

  • Mary Connolly nee Moore

  • Mary Goold nee McGinty

  • Mary Nava nee Bolger 

  • Maura Barry    

  • Muriel Bowers    

  • Patricia Galvin nee McEvoy 

  • Patsy Gill    

  • Robert Behan     

  • Rose Shields     

  • Ruth Boland     

  • Sheila Shannon    

- Sisters of the Sacred Heart

  • Sr Mary Howard

  • Sr Madeleine Minogue 

  • Sr Ita Ward

- Family and Friends

  • Romize Aboud 

  • Andrew Bacon

  • Anthony OReilly 

  • Barney Gleeson

  • Bernadette Sherry 

  • Chris Johnson 

  • Connor OCarroll

  • Conor Sexton 

  • David Earlie 

  • Declan McKeon 

  • Dermot OBeirne

  • Des McKeever

  • Eavan Casey

  • Elizabeth McGrath

  • Ernie Kelleher 

  • Francis Blake

  • Gerard Brady

  • Ian Clancy 

  • Jim ODonnell

  • Joelle Kerihuel 

  • John Barrett

  • John Dalton 

  • John Woods 

  • Maureen Pigott 

  • Maureen Sheehan 

  • Michael Scanlon 

  • Micheal Doyle

  • Niall Kerrigan 

  • Pamela Mary Boardman 

  • Patrick Cadden

  • Paul Murphy 

  • Peter Maguire 

  • Ricahrd McDonald

  • Rita Smith

  • Roderick McDonagh 

  • Samuel Roquette 

  • Seamus McGowan

  • Seamus Conway 

  • Simon Brennan

  • Todd Fletcher

  • Tom Costello

  • Vi Doheny

Hymn:    Jesus Remember Me: Taize    

Prayers of the Faithful:  Read by  Shiena Connolly

-    We remember all who have died. May they enjoy the promise of eternal happiness.
Lord hear us.

-    For all who mourn today. That they will receive strength to assist them in their sadness and grief. May their tears be wiped away and their mourning turned into joy.
Lord hear us.

-    For those who cared for our loved ones. We give thanks for their skills and commitment.  May they be rewarded for their gentleness and care.
Lord hear us.

-    Lord, please bless all who have supported the Sacred Heart Benevolent Fund over the years. We pray that you will continue to guide our work with those in need.
Lord hear us.

Reflection:     Luci ODonohoe


Inis Oir, Traditional


You can shed tears because they are gone, or you can smile because they lived.
You can close your eyes and pray they will come back, or you can open your eyes and see all that they left for you.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see them, or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember only that they are gone, or you can cherish their memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind and feel empty, or you can do what they would want.
Smile, Open your heart, Love and go on.

Recessional Hymn: May the Road Rise to Meet You: Lori True

Thank you to Kate Ryan for her huge assistance in creating this service, whithout her it would not have been possible.   Thank you to the Mount Anville Choir and Orchestra especially

Rachel Sexton  -  Voice

Claudia O'Regan  -  Voice

Elizabeth McDonnell  -  Piano, Flute, Voice

Nanami Samejima  -  Violin

Ava Keenan  -  Violin

Etain Leyden  -  Harp

Death ends a life, not a relationship.

Your loved ones haven’t been forgotten by the

Sacred Heart Family, they are in our hearts forever.


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