Everyone has loved ones – family members and friends - who have died. November is the month when Catholics show love for their loved ones by praying for their eternal rest. Why do we do this? Because God has revealed that our prayers help those who have died.
We show love for deceased loved ones by praying for their eternal rest. We show Christian love too, by praying for others we have known, and for those with no one else to pray for them.
At St Marie’s, we are remembering in a variety of special ways. You will have seen the beautiful displays of poppies in Our Lady’s and Prayer gardens. These poppies were created by our children in the past and were based on the display at the Tower of London in 2014. In this way we are honouring and remembering those who have died in wars, and we have held a two-minute silence in remembrance.
During November children will be able to fill in a Remembrance Card with the names of loved ones who have died. They may wish to decorate this card as an act of special love. We will then display these cards on our special remembrance wall in school, so that all will be remembered. We will keep all our loved ones in our prayers in school throughout November.
Let us renew our love this November for those who have died.
Each day, let us pray:
Eternal rest grant to them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.