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Shane Taylor
Head of Faith and Mission

Feasts of All Saints Wednesday 1 November and All Souls Thursday 2 November

We remember, we celebrate, we pray.

These ancient holy days allow us to celebrate the unconditional love of God where we remember and we celebrate the examples of so many people throughout time, both named and unnamed. During the month of November, we remember all those who have died; we give thanks for their example and love; we celebrate their life, and we pray for and with them.

We pray in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

We remember, we celebrate, and we pray for our deceased Sisters of Mercy – who faithfully walked in the footsteps of Jesus and Catherine McAuley in living the Gospel and serving those in need.

We remember, we celebrate, and we pray for our deceased alumni and past staff who shared the vision of Catherine McAuley.

We remember, we celebrate, and we pray for our deceased family members and friends. May we remember with joy and pray in thanksgiving for their example and love for us.

Let us pray in the words that Jesus taught us:

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.
Amen.

May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.