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UHG Children’s Remembrance Mass

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee at University Hospital Galway is inviting families who have experienced the death of a child to remember their loved ones in a special Mass of Remembrance, which will take place on Sunday, 19 June in the Holy Family Church, Mervue at 3pm.

The theme for this year’s Mass is “Enduring Love” and Cathy Quinn a Midwife specialising in Perinatal Bereavement and Lecturer in University of Limerick will reflect on this theme as guest speaker.

Over the last two years the Children’s Remembrance Mass was celebrated but subject to COVID-19 related restrictions. This year, the committee are looking forward to meeting with families and remembering their loved ones together again as a community. Families coming to the Mass will be invited to participate in a procession and will be given a small keepsake to bring home. Books of Remembrance, with the names of children for whom the Mass is offered, can once again be viewed after the service.

Families are also invited to join the committee for tea, light refreshments and a chat in the local hall afterwards.

Chairperson of the Children's Remembrance Day Committee, Maura Mannion, said; “As a committee we are delighted that the Mass which is such a meaningful way to celebrate the life of each child can go ahead in a more relaxed manner this year. We look forward to meeting with families next weekend and encourage anyone who has experienced the death of child to come along.”

The event will be held in accordance with public health guidance. For those who cannot attend in person the Children’s Remembrance Mass will be live streamed at

Please contact Anne on 087 4418574 or Vivian on 087 9684271 for further details about the Mass.


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University Hospital Galway (UHG)