November : Praying for the Holy Souls.

‘We loved them in life, let us not forget them in death.’ St Ambrose.

As you may know the Month of November is highlighted in the Catholic Tradition as a time to pray for the dead and in particular those close to us. As in previous years, we intend to hold a Service of Remembrance. Unfortunately, due to the current restrictions we are looking at an alternative service using our sixth year Caritas students. This service will take place on Wednesday 25th November at 3pm and is open to all regardless of faith.

As in previous years we will light a candle in memory of close relatives who have died within the past twelve months or so. Pupils will be informed and given the opportunity to participate through RE and encouraged to tell their parents about the service. It will be highlighted on our webpage and twitter and we hope of either recording or streaming the service to let others outwith the school be included in this service

In order to ensure that we do not miss anyone from being included in this Service we have added a link below to access an online form where you can add your name, the name of the deceased and their relation to you. The form will remain open till the end of the day of Friday 20th November.

November Lists are a longstanding tradition in the Catholic Church. Following the Biblical and Church Tradition we pray for our deceased that they may find eternal rest with God. Each member of staff will be given, via files, a November List to complete. If you do not receive a list you can collect one from The Office, RE Department or myself. Completed lists will be placed in a basket before our altar and those people on the lists will be remembered in our Masses and Services throughout November.

Completed lists can be given to The Office, RE Department, myself or placed in the basket in The Oratory.

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