Remembrance Service 13th November  2022

The Annual Service was held on the 13th November at 2.00pm. This service remembers the deceased Sacred Heart Past Pupils, Sacred Heart Sisters, Staff, Relatives and Friends who have died during the year. This year we held the event in Mount Anville Chapel with Past Pupils and family members attending. We also released a short video of the service to mark our loved ones passing.

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Our event remembers Members of our Community who have passed away in the last 12 months. All the deceased Past Pupils names are entered in our Memorial Book. Luci O'Donohoe from the Benevolent Fund Committee read the names of all the people we are remembering from the a scroll 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.

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WELCOME:         Ms Luci O’ Donohoe

 

GOSPEL:              Sr Mary Shiel rscj

 

ROLL CALL OF DECEASED        Grace Murphy

  • Fergus Armstrong

  • Kim Bailey

  • Ann Brennan 

  • Shane Bastable

  • Joe Connolly Drogheda

  • Joe Connolly Mt Merrion

  • Joe Cosgrave 

  • Louise Cosgrave 

  • Aoife Cousins 

  • Conor Crowley 

  • Peter Dargan 

  • Mary Dent

  • Deirdre Donegan 

  • Keara Donnelly

  • Finn Duane

  • Cecil Fallon 

  • Ronan Fearon 

  • Yvonne Flood

  • Ina Foley 

  • Ursula Foody 

  • Robert Forbes

  • Br. Ciaran Forbes OSB

  • Bridget Foster 

  • Mary Gallagher 

  • Norbert Galligan 

  • John Garavin

  • Jerry Healy

  • Patricia Horne 

  • Bonnie Keane 

  • Ray Kearns 

  • Claire Kiely 

  • Stan Linehan 

  • Deacon Iain Mac Firbhsigh

  • Colm Madigan

  • Elizabeth Maxwell

  • Barbara McAllister 

  • Maeve McCooey 

  • Patrica McGloughlin 

  • Conor McHale

  • Deirdre McMahon 

  • Doreen McNamara

  • Micheal Mehigan

  • Sean Melley

  • Gladys Monahan 

  • David Montgomery

  • Loretta Moran 

  • Micheal Moriarty 

  • Redmond Murphy 

  • Caroline Murphy 

  • Ciaran Murphy 

  • Kathleen OKelly

  • Mary Pat OSullivan

  • Miriam OBrien 

  • Pauline OGrady 

  • Paula ORegan

  • Catherine OShea 

  • Hugh Owens

  • John Pierce

  • Marguerite Purcell

  • Leo Reynolds

  • Lauri Ryan 

  • Fionnuala Ryan 

  • Fausta Rappini Ryan 

  • Hector James Ryan 

  • Dominic Ryan 

  • Paul Sharpe

  • Elizabeth Smith 

  • Chloe Stamp 

  • Caroline Corcoran Ward

PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL: 

 

First Prayer:                   Mr JP Weir, Director Faith Formation Mount Anville School

We pray in thanksgiving for the lives of all within our Sacred Heart Community who we remember today – deceased Religious of the Sacred Heart, Past Pupils, the members of our own families, former teachers and staff members of our schools, their families, and all those in the wider Sacred Heart Family. We thank God that they have enriched our lives in so many ways. May they now rest in the loving peace of God.

Lord hear us.     Lord, graciously hear us.

Second Prayer:              Ms Frances Healy, Junior School

Many of those whom we mourn today have suffered greatly, especially during past years of the Pandemic. May we be comforted that they are now at peace and may joyful memories of good times and the laughter shared come to give us all peace in our hearts. We remember too, those who are sick and all who care for them; that they will receive the grace and help they need to cope with their illness.

 

Lord hear us.     Lord, graciously hear us.

Third Prayer:                  Holly Jones, Ethos Representative 2nd Year

We pray for hope for young people, especially current students at all Sacred Heart schools. May they strive in their pursuit of the Sacred Heart Goals of Faith, Character, Intellect, Community and Social Awareness and be inspired to live their fullest of lives as they journey into the future in fulfilment of these Goals - the values of which transcend time

 

Lord hear us.     Lord, graciously hear us.

Fourth Prayer                Sophia Maizerova, 2nd Year - in Ukrainian

Lord, we pray for those who have been devastated by the recent tragedy in Creeslough. We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly. We pray for the wounded and those in hospital, that they may be healed. We hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss. We pray for them, their friends and neighbours and all who are affected. Bring them consolation and comfort.

Lord hear us.     Lord, graciously hear us.

Fifth Prayer 

We remember and pray for those who experience the loss and tragedy of war especially those most impacted by grief, displacement, poverty, loss of shelter and access to food.  We pray for refugees all over the world. May the terror of war give way to peace and may the plea of Pope Francis for peace be heard.  May we strive to live in humility and love.

 

Lord hear us.     Lord, graciously hear us.

 

FIRST READING  3: 1- 8 Ecclesiastes: 

There is a time for dying. There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven:

A Reading from the book of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8: 

A time for giving birth,

a time for dying;

a time for planting;

a time for uprooting what has been planted.

 

A time for killing,

a time for healing;

a time for knocking down.

a time for building.

 

A time for tears,

a time for laughter;

a time for mourning,

a time for dancing.

 

A time for throwing stones away,

a time for gathering them up;

a time for embracing,

a time to refrain from embracing.

 

A time for searching,

a time for losing;

a time for keeping,

a time for throwing away.

 

A time for tearing,

a time for sewing;

a time for keeping silent,

a time for speaking.

 

A time for loving,

a time for hating;

a time for war,

a time for peace. 

 

The word of the Lord.

 

PSALM:         Sung by the School Choir.

 

SECOND READING: 

Death cannot come between us and the love of Christ

A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Romans 8:31-35. 37-39

With God on our side who can be against us? …could anyone condemn? Could Christ Jesus? No! He not only died for us – he rose from the dead, and there at God’s right hand he stands and pleads for us. Nothing therefore can come between us and the love of Christ, even if we are troubled or worried, or being persecuted, or lacking food or clothes, or being threatened or even attacked. These are the trials through which we triumph, by the power of him who loved us. For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, no angel, no prince, nothing that exists, nothing still to come, not any power, or height or depth, not any created thing, can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The word of the Lord.

 

ALLELUIA VERSE:  Alleluia, Alleluia, Love does not come to an end. Alleluia

 

 

GOSPEL READING:   John 14: 1 – 6 : There are many rooms in my Father’s house

 

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘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 have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am you may be too. You know the way to the place where I am going.’ Thomas said, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus said: ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life

 

REFLECTION:                      Ms Etain Linehan, Junior School

On the Death of the Beloved by John O’Donohue

 

Though we need to weep your loss,
You dwell in that safe place in our hearts,
Where no storm or night or pain can reach you.

Your love was like the dawn
Brightening over our lives
Awakening beneath the dark
A further adventure of colour.

 

The sound of your voice
Found for us
A new music
That brightened everything.

Whatever you enfolded in your gaze
Quickened in the joy of its being;
You placed smiles like flowers
On the altar of the heart.
Your mind always sparkled
With wonder at things.

Though your days here were brief,
Your spirit was live, awake, complete.

We look towards each other no longer
From the old distance of our names;
Now you dwell inside the rhythm of breath,
As close to us as we are to ourselves.

Though we cannot see you with outward eyes,
We know our soul's gaze is upon your face,
Smiling back at us from within everything
To which we bring our best refinement.

Let us not look for you only in memory,
Where we would grow lonely without you.
You would want us to find you in presence,
Beside us when beauty brightens,
When kindness glows
And music echoes eternal tones.

When orchids brighten the earth,
Darkest winter has turned to spring;
May this dark grief flower with hope
In every heart that loves you.

May you continue to inspire us:

To enter each day with a generous heart.
To serve the call of courage and love
Until we see your beautiful face again
In that land where there is no more separation,
Where all tears will be wiped from our mind,
And where we will never lose you again. 

Thank you for joining with us and remembering. 

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.

#LestWeForget