UHG Children’s Remembrance Day Committee to hold Special Memorial Mass

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University Hospital Galway is hosting a special memorial mass for parents and families who have lost a child later this month.

The Children’s Remembrance Day Committee, University Hospital Galway (UHG) is inviting parents and their families who have experienced the death of a child before birth, shortly after birth or at a later stage to remember them in a special Mass.

The 28th Annual Children’s Remembrance Mass will take place on Sunday, May 26 at 2.30pm in St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Renmore.

The theme of this year’s mass is “Honouring with love” and Tracey Torpey, Committee Member and Paediatric Nurse will share her experience on the day.

The Chairperson of the Children’s Remembrance Day Committee, Maura Mannion said, “There is a need for a special day for parents and families to share their grief.”

“I would encourage anybody who has experienced the death of a child and would like him/her to be included in this special Mass, to contact us in advance.”

“Coming together with other families is a support to the bereaved and lets them know that they are not alone.”

Committee member Mary Quigley added, “the death of a child is heart-breaking for any family. Giving people the opportunity to come together acknowledges the loss of the future that might have been in an understanding and empathetic environment.”

The Books of Remembrance will be available to view after Mass along with the opportunity to come together and share memories over a cuppa.

If you would like further information on the Children’s Remembrance Day Mass, please contact Anne McKeown on 087 4418574 or Helena Hanrahan on 087 7716648.