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Christmas Candle Light Service for all bereaved parents and Friends

On 11th or 12th December 2000(to be decided which day), we shall hold a Candle Light Service in Clonard Day Chapel at 7.30 p.m. All parents, relatives and friends are welcome to attend. Because Christmas is a special time for children we would like to hold a special service to honour and remember our children. We hope to include a children,s choir, tributes in the form of music, poetry , or words written in honour of children who have passed on. We do not know what the response is going to be as it's our first service but if you wish to participate in the actual service please e mail us and let us know what you have in mind. If you wish your childrens name to placed on our Christmas Tree in the church please let us know and we shall arrange to have cards printed.Their shall be no fixed charge for any of the above but we would appreciate any donations towards the running of the group.

We know Christmas is a difficult time for all of us who have lost children but its also a time to share Christmas with them by a fitting tribute in the form of a memorable occasion. There is no obligation to take part but please attend we would love to see the church packed in their honour. Thanking you " Forever Parents"

About Our Candle light Service

This was our announcement to advertise our Candle light Service, and now a week later I wish to tell you about it. The Service was a big success and it gave us great joy to see the chapel full. Jean , Sarah and Nicola from our group read their beautiful tributes to their children and Stephen our son sang a song he wrote especially for Gary. Fr. Chris officiated at the service which was  beautiful and simple. It  included hanging the names of our children who have passed away on the Christmas Tree and later lighting our Candles. This  for me was  a symbol of hope for all of us who have lost our child. To reach out for some help to know that life can continue under such difficult circumstances. I may not have those qualifications which allow me  to convey such a message in a professional manner but I can speak from experience. When Gary died I needed to know life could  continue and after a long period of time learning to live that life I believe to live that life to  the full  is the greatest tribute we can give our children who have gone before us.

Our next meeting of "Forever Parents " shall be on Wednesday 31st of January 2001 in the Shamrock Room of Clonard  Community Hall Wexford. For any information required please e mail us.

May we wish all bereaved parents through out the world peace in their lives this Christmas. With the help of our loved children we can " see the colours again and hear the birds sings " and we can look forward again but we shall never forget them. They shall always occupy that special place close to your heart.

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