‘Our Lady’s College Remembers’ is a space created for members of our community who are suffering during this terrible and tragic time. You are invited into this space to acknowledge your suffering and worries at this time.
Please remember in your thoughts and prayers the following members of our community
Please pray for Tanya McEvoy, mother of Aoife Louise, Orla and Gretta (4A), who sadly passed away on the 4th of August following illness over the past year. Tanya was an active member of the Parents’ Council in OLC and she will be greatly missed. We pray for the repose of her soul and for all of her heartbroken family, that they may receive some comfort in God’s presence during this time of loss and grief. May she rest in peace.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sr Joan Brosnan, a past principal of Our Lady’s College during the 1960s until 1971. Sr Aloysius, as she was known, was a wonderful visionary who spent her life tirelessly working for good. May she rest in peace.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Michael Reilly. May he rest in peace.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Tom Heavey. May he rest in peace.
Sinéad Reilly, a former student of Our Lady’s College and beloved godmother and aunt of Áine Marron (2C), who died suddenly on the 24th of February 2019. May she rest in peace.
Marie McGuirk, grandmother of Abigail McGuirk (5D), who sadly passed away on 15th of January 2020. May she rest in peace.
Tom White, grandfather of Lucy McGloin (5E), who sadly passed away on the 16th of May 2020. May he rest in peace.
Please pray for Bernadette Matthews (née Fitzpatrick), aunt of Deirdre Ryan, who is very ill at the moment. Please pray she will make a full and speedy recovery.
Johnny Kierans, grandfather of Ellie Riggs (4C), who sadly passed away after a short illness. Johnny has long been a supporter and advocate of the Greenhills community having served on the BOM and Parents’ Council. May he rest in peace.
Please pray for a young mother who is seriously ill at this time. We pray that she will receive the necessary treatment and care to make a full recovery.
Sinéad Maguire, a much-loved student of our school who passed away so suddenly. We pray for the Maguire family and all of Sinead’s friends and fellow sixth-year students, who miss her greatly. May she rest in peace.
Stephen Coates, grandfather of Anna Coates (3E), who has sadly passed away.
May he rest in peace.
Ellen Brady, grandmother of Katie McArdle (5E, sister of Róisín McArdle), who sadly passed away. May she rest in peace.
Kitty (Catherine) Gibney, aunt of Mary Loughran and grandmother to Suzanne Carroll (past student) and Chloe Gibney (LCA1), who sadly passed away. May she rest in peace.
Please pray for the Harty family.
Please pray for a family carrying a heavy burden of worry at this time.
Ted Russell, grandfather of Deirdre McWeeney Russell (5 F), who sadly passed away. May he rest in peace.
Colm Delves, uncle to Sadhbh Delves (3F), who sadly passed away. May he rest in peace.
Please pray for Johnny Kierans, grandfather of Ellie Riggs (4C), who is critically ill following surgery. Johnny has long been a supporter and advocate of the Greenhills community having served on the BOM and Parents’ Council. Please pray he will make a full and speedy recovery.
Sr Cáit Fitzgerald, Daughters of Charity, who sadly passed away. Sr Cáit had a strong commitment to pastoral care and was a leading light on the Drogheda Traveller Support Committee. May she rest in peace.
Please contact Ms.Gill Sullivan on her school email to include Prayer Intentions.
Our vibrant school community is diverse in many ways not least in its religious and non-religious diversity. This space is an inter-faith space for people of different religious and non-religious traditions to ask that their Intention be remembered.
We remember the Muslim members of our community and hope that they will be strengthened by this time of sacrifice and spiritual renewal during Ramadan. We remember the Hindu members of our community who in their conviction of the oneness and unity of Brahman may be fortified in the belief that there will be peace soon. We remember those of us who do not belong to a religious tradition but who are drawing strength from the kindness and resilience of humanity during this pandemic. We remember the Christian members of our community who following their recent celebration of the Paschal mystery at Easter, are reminded of the hopeful message that Christ is Risen.
In these dark times, we turn to our foundress Nano Nagle and pray that she will shine her light on all of our lives, especially those of us suffering so much.
We can all draw strength from knowing in our hearts that ‘love always gives light’ and ‘love never ends’ (Amoris Laetitia, 165; 1Corinthians).
Pope Francis reminds us that “The Lord’s presence dwells in real and concrete families, with all their daily troubles and struggles, joys and hopes’ (Amoris Laetitia, 315). Here we will pay tribute to family members who have passed away or to request prayers or positive thoughts for those who are seriously ill, worried or struggling. We gather our collective consciousness as a community of faith, love and charity and stand together in solidarity.
We pray Rabbi Naomi Levy’s Prayer of Hope for all of us
We are frightened, God,
Worried for our loved ones,
Worried for our world.
Helpless and confused,
We turn to You
Seeking comfort, faith and hope.
Teach us God, to turn our panic into patience,
And our fear into acts of kindness and support.
Our strong must watch out for our weak,
Our young must take care of our old.
Help each one of us to do our part to halt the spread of this virus
Send strength and courage to the doctors and nurses
In the frontlines of this battle,
Fortify them with the full force of their healing powers.
Send wisdom and insight to the scientists
Working day and night across the world to discover healing treatments. Bless their efforts, God.
Fill our leaders with the wisdom and the courage
To choose wisely and act quickly.
Help us, God, to see that we are one world,
Who will rise above this pandemic together.
Send us health God, Watch over us,
Grace us with Your love, Bless us with Your healing light. Hear us God,
Heal us God,