Let us remember them

by Stephen Awre

During the month of November we especially remember and pray for those we have lost during the last year.

During November we invite you to join us in prayer for those members of the world-wide Columban community who have died during the past year, including the following Columban missionaries.

  • Fr. Seamus Egan
  • Fr. Aodh O’Halpin
  • Fr. Daniel O’Gorman
  • Fr. Patrick Dooher
  • Fr. Richard O’Sullivan
  • Fr. Noel Doyle
  • Fr. Patrick Clarke
  • Fr. Joe Houston
  • Fr. William Carrigan
  • Fr. Own Doyle
  • Fr. Sean Corr
  • Fr. William Moran
  • Fr. Otto Imholte
  • Fr. Patrick McNicholas
  • Fr. Charles Meagher
  • Fr. Jim Mulroney
  • Sr. Patria Nagac Daomilas
  • Sr. Brigid Kingston
  • Sr. Abbie O’Sullivan

We also pray for our deceased benefactors, their families and friends. We give thanks to God for their lives and service to others. May Jesus, in His mercy and compassion, open wide the doors of paradise and grant them a place in His presence forever – a place of peace, joy, and fullness of life.

If you would like the Columbans in Britain to remember your departed loved ones in their daily Masses and prayers for the dead during November, you can either send their names to: November Prayers, St. Columbans, Widney Manor Road, Solihull B93 9AB, e-mail your list to: nov.prayers@columbans.co.uk, or use the form below.

All names received are placed before the altar of the Columban chapel in Solihull.

    Now add up to five names you wish to be remembered.

    Rest in Peace

    Lord, be good to them,
    And show them all your love.
    Lord, be kind to them,
    And grant them peace above.
    Lord, be merciful to them,
    And wipe their sins away.
    Lord, be generous to them,
    With all my heart I pray.
    Lord, be gracious to them,
    For the good that they have done.
    Lord, be gentle to them,
    For sufferings undergone.
    Lord, may we meet again at last,
    When heaven’s crown’s been won.

    Fr. Patrick Sayles SSC www.theprayertrust.org