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Families remember loved ones at annual Consolation Mass

Parishioners place tea candles in pools of water. Photo: Jean Paul Wafe

More than 350 persons from bereaved families accepted an invitation from Fr Ian Taylor and the Ministry of Consolation (MOC) to congregate on November 20 at St Charles Borromeo RC Church, Tunapuna for the seventh annual Candlelight Consolation Mass.

Soft music filled the air, the glow of many votive lights and flowers in pastel shades suggested that something special was imminent.  The choir, led by Marlene Greaves, ushered in Fr Taylor with the song “This little light of mine”.

He referenced 2 Maccabees 12:46 “It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead that they may be loosed from their sins”. Father emphasised that the service was also intended “to help you to let go and release your loved ones unto the Lord”.

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