Today we ask parishioners to pray for all the students receiving their Leaving Certificate Exam results tomorrow, that they may get the results they hope for, or if not to remember that there is always another path. Best of luck and God's blessing to you all.
This may be a helpful resource for parents and families wondering how to manage and deal with tricky questions arising from loss of a loved one.
There will be a mass in the old St. Anne's Cemetery tomorrow (Sunday 30th July) at 3pm. This cemetery dates back hundreds of years, and is in a very picturesque location. It is accessed from the Glassamucky Road via a short green laneway banked on each side by old hawthorn bushes. The green lane then opens out into an open field which leads to the gates of the cemetery. From this position, the cemetery has a very scenic backdrop of the reservoir lakes in the valley and the rising mountain slopes behind. (GPS: 53.23215, -6.35121) Part of the graveyard contains a 'Stranger's Corner'. This is where unknown people or those not from the immediate vicinity were buried. The following inscription was once written on one of the gravestones: 'Here the body of someone lies Nobody laughs and nobody cries Where he came from and how he fares Nobody knows and nobody cares.’ – Old grave inscription ‘Stranger’s Corner’ Tomorrow we will remember all those gone before us who are buried in this cemetery.
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