The homily on Pride in the previous article was given during the Requiem Mass for Remembrance Sunday. It was offered for the souls of the fallen in the First and Second World Wars. Most families will know of someone in this category and indeed my husband and I remembered his uncle, who died in France right at the end of World War 2 aged only 22. As at the Mass for All Souls, a cataflaque had once again been set up in the aisle and we heard the Sequence. The black chasuble was worn by Fr O’Donohue and removed for the sprinkling and incensing of the cataflaque.
May all who gave their lives for their country rest in peace.