Service of Light – Glendalough
St Saviour’s Arklow November 28.
A Service of Light acknowledging the impact of the pandemic on loss and bereavement is being held for the Diocese of Glendalough in St Saviour’s Church, Arklow, on Sunday November 28 at 3pm.
The service will include the reading of names of those who have passed away since the start of the pandemic and the lighting of candles in their memory. The service is a recognition of the severe impact coronavirus restrictions have had on the grieving process, including the usual funeral rites which have had to be greatly curtailed.
In order for all who have passed away to be honoured, Rectors/clergy are being asked to send in the names of those who have died in their parishes since restrictions began to the Ven Neal O’Raw email@example.com by Saturday November 27.
Clergy are invited to attend and robe (choir dress) and representatives of the families of all the deceased are also invited to attend and to light a candle in memory of their loved ones.
A Service of Light is being held for the Diocese of Dublin in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, on Remembrance Sunday, November 14 at 3.30pm. Rectors are being asked to send in the names of those who have died in their parishes since restrictions began to the Revd Abigail Sines firstname.lastname@example.org (Dublin Diocese) by Saturday November 13.
For those who are struggling to comes to terms with their loss, the Dublin Bereavement Support Service provides free, professional and confidential support www.bereavementsupport.ie