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Due to the Coronavirus Emergency there is a very sad and unfortunate need to restrict numbers attending a Funeral. To this end Funeral Notices will not appear here until immediately after the Funeral has taken place.
Funeral Notice of Daniel OKEEFFE

O’Keeffe Daniel (Rathfarnham Dublin) 17th March 2020 (peacefully) at St Vincent’s University Hospital, beloved son of Alicia, predeceased by his father PJ, he will be sadly missed by his brother Patrick, sisters Alicia and Mairead, sister-in-law Nina, brothers-in-law Dave and Derek, nephews Harvey, Toby and Elliott, nieces Reece and Paris, relatives and his friends who were so dear to him.
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Funeral Notice of Cathal HIGGINS

HIGGINS Cathal (Rathfarnham Dublin) 12th March 2020 (peacefully) in the wonderful care of the staff of Our lady’s Hospice and Care Services, beloved and caring husband of Mary, he will be sadly missed by daughters Suzanne and Jane, grandchildren Julien, Emma, Clara and John, brothers Tom and Pat, sisters Catherine and Geraldine, son-in-law Lee, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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Holy See grants indulgence to Coronavirus patients and Catholics who pray for them

Holy See grants indulgence to Coronavirus patients and Catholics who pray for them Other devotions which may grant the indulgence, the penitentiary said, are participation in Mass through the internet, and the recitation of the Creed, the Our Father, and a “pious invocation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, offering this trial in a spirit of faith in God and charity towards their brothers and sisters.”

The indulgence is granted “from the authority of the Supreme Pontiff,”

To receive the indulgence, always under the usual conditions, Catholics not sick with COVID-19 may offer at least a half hour of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament or a half hour of prayer with scripture, or the recitation of the rosary or chaplet of divine mercy “to implore from the Almighty God an end to the epidemic, relief for those who are suffering, and eternal salvation of those whom the Lord has called to himself.”

The indulgence is granted, the decree stated, “so that all those who suffer because of COVID-19, in the very mystery of this suffering, can rediscover ‘the same redemptive suffering of Christ.’”

The document quoted St. Pope John Paul II, who wrote in Salvifici doloris that the value of human suffering “is supernatural, because it is rooted in the divine mystery of the redemption of the world, and it is also profoundly human, because in it man finds himself, his very humanity, his very dignity, his very mission.”
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Bethany Bereavement Support Group

Until further notice Bethany members will not be making house visits to bereaved families. For anybody seeking support please do not hesitate to contact Rathfarnham Bethany mobile 0872609323 or Jason at the Parish office 01 4958695 who will forward your no. to one of the Bethany team. After the loss of a loved one grief can be a lonely and difficult journey and to talk
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Pope Francis asks Marys protection of Rome against Coronavirus

Pope Francis asks Marys protection of Rome against Coronavirus

As the Diocese of Rome holds a day of prayer and fasting for victims of coronavirus, Pope Francis sent a message asking for the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, invoking her under her title of Salus Populi Romani.

“Under Your protection we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not despise the entreaties of us who are in trial, and free us from every danger, glorious and blessed Virgin,” Francis prayed March 11 via video.

“You, Protectress of the Roman People, you know what we need and we are sure that you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, joy and celebration may return after this trying moment,” he said.

The pope’s prayer video was sent as part of the Diocese of Rome’s call to spend March 11 in prayer and fasting for those who are sick with or have died from coronavirus.
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