The Immaculate Conception of the BVM and St. Killian, Clondalkin
Comfort your family in their loss and sorrow.
Be our refuge and our strength, O Lord.
Prayer for Mourners
This is a sad time for you and your family. It is hard to lose someone we love. The people of this parish community wish to support and console you in your loss. As you grieve and cope with your loss, we wish to assure you of our prayerful support during this time and onwards.
Funerals are usually booked through contact with the undertakers, who will in turn contact the parish office and the Parish Priest. The parish also has a trained and active Funeral Ministry team that will be available accompany and support you through this sad and difficult time in whatever way we can in preparing the Funeral Liturgy. This team at the time of a funeral is one aspect of our parish community’s support for you. They are there to support you and also to assist you in preparing for the funeral; in leading times of prayer; and liaising with the priest presiding at the funeral Mass.
You will mourn and remember your loved one in different ways – you will have your own quiet private moments, but there will also be more public times for you, as you accompany the body of your loved one from their place of death to their final place of rest.
This has been a difficult time for everyone but especially those who have experienced the loss of a loved one in these abnormal circumstances. Working with a few of the community groups we have produced this short this self-help information resource for those who have experienced bereavement and loss in their lives during this time. You may find it useful. Please share, download or forward onto someone you think may find it helpful.