Fr. Willie Monaghan at the Mass of Remembrance

Each year a Mass of Remembrance is held at St Agnes for those whose final committal has been in the cemeteries in the parish or at Glasgow Maryhill Crematorium. This year’s Mass was on 10th November and was well attended.

The music for the Mass was provided by the St Mungo Singers. It included the plainchant introit Requiem Aeternam, David Harris’s beautiful setting of Psalm 83, Noel Donnelly’s well-known May the Souls and How Blest are Those who Die in the Lord and Gerry Fitzpatrick’s Receive their Souls.

In his homily, parish priest Fr. Willie Monaghan reflected on the inability of the Sadducees in the Gospel reading to understand what the Kingdom of Heaven would be like. Eternal life in Heaven is a gift of God and death should be something we can look forward to as a transition. In the words of the funeral liturgy “Life is changed, not ended”.

After the Mass, there was a lovely buffet for those attending it in the Parish Hall, courtesy of the parish community.