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“Their Lives Enriched Us”

“Their Lives Enriched Us”

My brothers and sisters,

We believe that all the ties of friendship and affection which knit us as one throughout our lives do not unravel with death. Confident that God always remembers the good we have done and forgives our sins, we pray, asking God to gather to himself all our loved ones, all who are at rest in this cemetery, and all the faithful departed.


We now name our own who have been laid to rest here in this Cemetery and those of our own who have been laid to rest in other cemeteries since our last Cemetery Mass  on  29th June 2018,


Deaths in Mountrath Parish from  29th  June 2018   to  28th June 2019.


             Their Lives Enriched Us


1  Wed. 27th June 2018.  Oliver Doocey  (Formerly Aughafan) R.I.P.  Committal of Ashes

2.   Fri. 29th June 2018.   Cemetery Mass in Mountrath  -  8.00 pm

3.   Fri. 6th July 2018.  Fr. Frank Mac Morrow,  Castletown Road,  died this evening  R.I.P.  Vincention House, Phibsboro, Dublin.   Burial in Vincentian Cemetery, Castleknock.

4.    Wed. 25th July 2018.   Nancy Fennelly (nee Dooley)  16 St. Fintan’s Tce,

5.    14th August 2018.  Sr Rita Deegan  (Columban Sister)  Magheramore,  Mountrath,

6.    Fri. 17th August 2018.  Pearse Keegan, Dublin and formerly Main St., Mountrath,

7.    Sun. 19th August 2018.    Sean Brophy, Knockanina and Woodbrook

8.    Tues. 21st August 2018.  Seline Augustine,  Patrick St., Mountrath. Memorial Mass and committal of ashes on Fri. 7th September 2018.

9.    23rd August 2018.  Fiona Kelly (née McFarlan)  Old Borris Road, Castletown           Funeral Mass in Castletown    Burial in Churchtown Cemetery

10.   Thurs. 6th September 2018. Elizabeth (Lily) Russell, Clonad.  Funeral Mass in Raheen Church  – Burial in Mountrath Cemetery

11.    Mon. 10th September 2018. Mary Tobin, (Nee Dunne) Knockanina,                               Funeral Mass in Mountrath    - Committal Service at Mount Jerome, Harold’s Cross.

12.   Sun. 30th September 2018. Anton Heffernan, Ringstown.

Funeral Mass Mountrath   – Committal Service at Newland’s Cross Crematorium.

13.    Thurs. 4th October 2018.  Peter Delaney, Trumera,

14.     Sun. 14th October 2018.  Nuala Reynolds (nee Ward), Patrick St.,

15.     Tues. 16th October 2018. Martina Behan (nee Brophy) 65 Rushall,

16.     Sat. 20th October 2018.  Winnifred (Una) Baker, Brook Cottage, Stillbrook                              Burial In Clonenagh Cemetery.

17.      Thurs. 25th October 2018.   Keith Russell,  29 Fr. O’Connor Crescent.

18.      30th October 2018.        Baby Luke Duffy, Trumera.

Mass of the Angels and Burial in Ballyfin.

19.      15th November 2018.. Fr. Pat Cooke, Crannagh, Mountrath.  Funeral Mass in Castletown  – Burial in Churchtown.

20.     1st December 2018.       Mary Redmond (Nee Bergin), Redcastle.

Burial in Clonenagh.

21.     9th December 2018.     John Doheny (Formerly No. 3 Fr. O’Connor Cresc.                            Birmingham, England

22.   9th December 2018.     Kay Walsh (nee O’Rourke)   (formerly Main St. Mountrath)

Funeral Mass and burial in Ferbane

23.     16th December 2019     Georgina Vanston (née Martyn) Redcastle,                                                   Funeral Service and Burial at St. Peter’s, (Mountrath)

24.     17th December 2018.     Ann Grincell, Spring Gardens, Shannon St.,

25.    19th December 2018.     Joe Duffe, formerly Kiln Lane.

Funeral Mass and Burial in Portlaoise.

26.    23rd December 2018.  Simon Walsh, Fairgreen, Portlaoise   -  Clonard.

27.    23rd December 2018.  Michael Cullinane  - Blackrock, Dublin / Mountrath,                Funeral Mass in Blackrock  –  Burial in Shanganagh Cemetery.

28.    28th December 2018.  George Shepherd, Trumera    (Husband of Mary Stokes)  Committal Service at Newlands Cross Crematorium.

29.    5th January 2019.  Joe Abbott, Pike of Rushall, Mountrath,

Funeral Service and Burial in Annatrim Church, Coolrain.

30.     Sat. 12th January 2019.  Seamus Osborne, 14 Fr. O’Connor Crescent

31.      20th January 2019.  Frances Phelan (nee McCoy) Clonincurragh, Funeral Mass in Castletown – Burial in Mountrath Cemetery

32.      Sun. 10th February 2019.  Tommy Foster, Stillbrook

33.    16th February 2019.William (Bill) Savage  -   Friars Hill, Thomastown  -  late of Clonard.    Funeral Mass and Burial in Thomastown

34.    Sat. 23rd February 2019.  Martin Bennett, Clonard

35.    16th March 2019. Breda Fitzpatrick (née Hanrahan)  Ballinakill, – Rushin Rd., Mountrath  - Funeral Mass in Ballinakill  – Burial in Mountrath Cemetery.

36.    Mon. 1st April 2019. Niall Phelan,  15 Cluainin

37.    Mon. 8th April 2019.  Annastatia (Statia)  Phelan (nee Clooney) , Knockanina

38.     Sun. 14th April 2019. Anthony Tobin,  Ard Erin and Woodbrook

39.     Mon. 15th April 2019.  Monica Phelan, (nee O’Brien)  Pike of Rushall,                                                      Funeral Mass in Pike of Rushall,   Burial  in Mountrath Cemetery.

40.    Fri. 19th April 2019. (Good Friday)  Jim Wall, 13 Woodbrook.

41.    Thurs. 2nd  May 2019.  Mary Elizabeth  (Mai) Dooley , Shannon St.,

42.      7th May 2019.    Donal O’Keeffe, Elderfield, Castletown and Formerly Shannon Rd.,   Funeral Mass in Castletown. –  Burial in Mountrath Cemetery.

43.    8th May 2019.  Aoife Mullaney (née Doocey) Campclone,  Funeral Mass in Castletown  – Burial in Churchtown Cemetery.

44.   Sat. 8th June 2019.  Margaret Holland (Nee Lawless) Trumera and Borris in Ossory  – Funeral Mass Borris-in-Ossory   -  Burial in Mountrath Cemetery

45.    Sun. 9th June 2019.  William (Bill) Thompson, Fr. O’Connor Cresc.

46.   Sat. 8th June 2019.  Rita O’Connor, Roskelton, Mountrath                                                                 Funeral Mass and Burial in Raheen Cemetery.

47.   Wed. 12th June 2019.  Ronnie Cahill, Westfield, Castletown  -  Shannon St.,                                                        R.I.P.  Funeral Mass in Castletown  -  Burial in Mountrath Cemetery.

48.   Tues. 18th June 2019.  Ron and Sheila Woods, England  -  Burial and committal of ashes in Mountrath Cemetery  today

49.    Mon. 24th June 2019.    Thomas (Tom) Keating   Knockbawn, Spink   -  Castletown Road.     Funeral Mass in  Knock Church   Burial in  Clogh, Castlecomer.

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We Pray …..

Almighty God, through the death of your son on the cross,

You destroyed our death,

Through his rest in the tomb

You hallowed the graves of all who believe in you.

And through his rising again

You restored us to eternal life.

God of the living and the dead

Accept our prayers for those who have died in Christ

And are buried with him in the hope of rising again.

Since they were true to your name on earth,

Let them praise you forever in the joy of heaven.


For all who mourn the loss of their loved ones, that they will find comfort in their sadness, certainty in their doubt, and courage in their loneliness.


For ourselves who have assembled here this evening to worship in faith


We remember those today who continue to grieve secretly, turning to their moment of loss, long after everyone else has forgotten the source of their pain.


We pray quietly for a moment.


Lord God, whose days are without end

And whose mercies beyond counting,

Keep us mindful

That life is short and the hour of death unknown.

Let the spirit guide our days on earth in the ways of holiness and justice

That we may serve you in union with the whole church

Sure in faith, strong in hope, perfect in love.

And when our earthly journey is ended

Lead us rejoicing into your kingdom

Where you live for ever and ever.  Amen.

Lord, May you support us all day long,

till the shadows lengthen and evening falls,

 and the busy world is hushed,

and the fever of life is over,

and our work is done.

Then, in your mercy, grant us a safe lodging,

a holy rest, and peace at last.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Those we hold most dear never truly leave us,                                                                       They live on in the kindness they showed,                                                                                 The comfort they shared,                                                                                                            The life they gave us, 

 And the love they brought into our lives.