November : a time to remember

November is the month of Remembrance for the Catholic community. It is a time during which we pray for our departed loved ones. While there are restrictions affecting our parishes, we will continue to honour and remember each person we have lost this past year with an online mass.

Online memorial mass to remember

CAFOD is remembering all its friends, families and supporters who passed away in a special online Memorial Mass
CAFOD is organising a special online Memorial Mass

We are holding a special online Memorial Mass on All Souls Day to pray for our supporters and loved ones who have died. During the Coronavirus pandemic it seems even more important to take the time to pray for all the departed.The mass will be celebrated by CAFOD’s Chair of Trustees, Bishop John Arnold, with music, readings and prayers from CAFOD staff and supporters. Mass will be streamed live on our CAFOD website on ALL Souls Day, Monday 2 November at 6pm. Please do join us in remembering our wonderful supporters and loved ones who may have inspired us by their generosity, personality and love for others.

Book of Remembrance

Do you have a loved one that you would like to be remembered? Celebrate their life by including their name into our online book of remembrance. They may have inspired us by their example, sustained us by their generosity, and their values, live on in our life and work today. Lets celebrate them together by including their names into our online book of remembrance. Just go to our website to add their names.

Candlelight Funds

Would  you like to create an ongoing tribute to someone special? You might like to set up a Candlelight Fund in their name. 

A Candlelight Fund is a special fund in memory of a loved one who has died, where all donations made in their memory are combined to create a beautifully lasting tribute to them. With this fund, offer hope to families living in poverty around the world. The video on the right tells you about baby Lily’s candlelight fund set up by her grand parents.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a Candlelight Fund, please get in touch with Roisin Beirne at candlelight@cafod.org.uk 

A prayer for those who mourn

May you be held by the God of compassion
as you remember your loved ones today.

May God be with you in your sorrow,
and comfort you in your loss.

May your God, your family and your friends,
give you strength and confidence.

May your spirit be lifted, may your heart be filled with peace,
and may the light of God’s promise fill you with joy and hope. 

Amen.

Find more prayers for remembrance on our website.

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