Fr. Monaghan at the Annual Requiem

 The annual requiem Mass for those buried in the cemeteries located in the parish or whose final commital was at the Maryhill Crematorium took place on 4 November, with music led by the St. Mungo Singers.

The congregation was given a warm welcome by Parish Priest Fr Willie Monaghan – they were together to remember members of their family or friends. In his homily, he said the $m question is: what is the purpose of our existence on earth. The answer, he said, is better than any money – it is that we may have eternal life. All who have gone before us have tried to respond to their baptismal call, to be saints here and now. We trust that they are in the Kingdom of God

Our fulfilment in life, said Fr. Willie, is found in believing in Jesus, to be faithful and to love him. This is not something we can or should put off till later. This new horizon is here now and we can start in small ways to respond. God will use us if we let him.

After the Mass, there was a lovely welcoming buffet in the parish hall to give people the opportunity to relax and chat after a quite moving service of remembrance.