We remember and pray in November for all the people we have lost
Report by School Captain Jenna Colaco
On Monday the 27th of November, we had a beautiful remembrance service in the school chapel. Here, we were able to pray for all the people we have lost, and for all those in our school community who were suffering as a result of losing someone dear to them. However, it was also a time for us to think beyond ourselves and pray for the souls for all those who have departed from this world, even the ones we do not know. They too are important and our love extends to them also. The service was wonderful as it allowed us to have a peaceful and inviting place where we were given the opportunity to do a reading or place a poppy on the altar in memory of someone.
It was a peaceful atmosphere that meant everyone could focus on the group prayers, but also their own private intentions.
In Ecclesiastes 3:1-5 it is said,
‘For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing’.
With this in mind, it is important to remember that grief is painful and death is an inevitability of life. However, we are part of a school community where people come together in times of need and are always willing to support you through it all.