Just before Christmas last year, we celebrated Mass in the Hospice, inviting especially all those who had lost loved one's through the course of the year, and anointing the sick in our midst. It was a very well attended event, and we were made very welcome by the Hospice. Many of those attended asked that from time to time there would be other such celebrations.
With this in mind, there will be a Mass on Tuesday 26 July at 7pm on the feast of Ss Joachim and Anna. These saints were the parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus, and in this Mass we will be celebrating and praying especially our grandparents. On Tuesday 18 October at 7pm on the feast of St Luke, who was a physician by trade, and emphasised the mercy of God in his Gospel, we will pray for the doctors, nurses, staff and patients of the Hospice. And on Wednesday 21 December at 7pm, the shortest day of the year, we will have once again, a Mass for the bereaved, for all those who have lost loved ones through the year.
This year the Hospice is celebrating its 30th Anniversary, and we would like to remember the pioneering efforts of the likes of Sr Aine and Sr Callistus and the other sisters who helped to get the Hospice off the ground, and create the very special atmosphere of the place. Everyone is very welcome to attend the above celebrations of Mass and the refreshments and gathering afterwards. Our thanks once again to everyone at the Hospice for making us so welcome.