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Children's Remembrance Day Committee to hold Special Mass of Remembrance

Children's Remembrance Day Committee to hold Special Mass of Remembrance

The Children's Remembrance Day Committee, University Hospital Galway is inviting parents and their families who have experienced the death of a child before birth, shortly after birth or at a later stage to remember their loved ones in a special Mass of Remembrance, which will take place on Sunday 28 May in the Holy Family Church, Mervue, Galway. 

The theme of this year’s mass is ‘Remembrance and will include a talk from guest speaker Bríd Shine, Clinical Midwife Specialist, Coombe Hospital, Dublin.

The Chairperson of the Children's Remembrance Day Committee, Mrs Margaret Duignan, says, "There is a need for a special day for parents and families to share their grief. I would encourage anybody that would like their loved one to be included in this special Mass to contact us in advance. Support lets the bereaved person know that there are people there that they can call on.”

Committee member Susan Massey, says, “Any death especially that of a child upsets a family. Parents are robbed of the joys and expectations that go with parenthood and siblings also feel cheated of the chance to get to know their little brother or sister. This Mass of Remembrance offers family members the opportunity to come together and share their grief in an understanding and empathetic environment.”

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee was formed 21 years ago. Every year a special Mass takes place for those who have died and the Books of Remembrance will be available for viewing after Mass.

If you would like further information on the Special Children's Remembrance Day Mass, please contact Margaret Duignan or Susan Massey. Margaret can be contacted on  091 523206 or Susan on 087 9452810

Photo caption:
Some of the Children's Remembrance Day Committee members pictured with the Book or Remembrance

The article above is specific to the following Saolta hospitals:: 
University Hospital Galway (UHG)