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 "
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.
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