Every November we take time to remember our loved ones who have passed away and also those who grieve their absence. This is done in a myriad of ways from our prayers at Mass, to our blessing of the graves, to us calling to visit and most poignantly in our annual Mass of Remembrance for all who died and were buried in the parish since this time last year. This year our Mass of remembrance will take place on Wednesday the 22nd of November at 19.30 in Our Lady of the Rosary Church. While this is Mass for the families of the bereaved it is also an opportunity for us as a community to gather in support of all those who are grieving at this time. Our presence at such occasions lets people know that we have not forgotten them and that they are still in our thoughts and prayers. So please come along to our Mass of Remembrance for your presence and your prayers will act as a support for all who have lost a loved one this past year. As the old seanfhocail reminds us : Ní imithe uainn atá siad, ach imithe romhainn. They are not gone from us, but gone before us.