Catholic Church Kilsyth

The Bereavement Group - Annual Blessing of the Graves

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Each November it is our custom to pray for all the faithfull departed, however most especially we pray for those who have died in the past year, in a Mass of Remembrance. We also hold a special 'Blessing of the Graves' service in Kilsyth Cemetery in the summer - usually on a (sunny) Sunday afternoon in July.

Since Kilsyth Cemetery is also used by the neighbouring Catholic Parishes of Holy Cross, Croy and Saint John of the Cross, Twechar, the Blessing of the Graves service is held in conjunction with those Parishes as a reminder that the Catholic community is wider than just our own Parish. The families and friends of the deceased over the previous 12 months from all 3 Parishes are especially invited to join us as well as those who have been bereaved in previous years.

This annual service gives us the opportunity to remember those who have died and to pray for the repose of their souls in heaven. The service takes place at the first circle in the graveyard extension where 3 of those Priests who served the people of St Patrick's Kilsyth (Canon Krugger, Canon McGarvey and Canon Downie) are buried surrounded by their parishioners.

Fr James Tracey leads the Blessing of the graves 2012

In the photo above Fr James Tracey leads the Blessing of the Graves Service at Kilsyth Cemetery on Sunday 1st July 2012
for St Patrick's Kilsyth, St John of the Cross Twechar and Holy Cross Croy.

For more pictures from The Blessing of the Graves Service at Kilsyth Cemetery 2012 please click here.

Blessing of the Graves Service 2005.

In years past, Fr Gerry Hand, now Monsignor Hand, leads the Blessing of the Graves Service at Kilsyth Cemetery in 2005
for St Patrick's, St John of the Cross Twechar and Holy Cross Croy.

 


 
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