In keeping with November’s tradition of remembrance, St John Ambulance held a Mass on Thursday last, November 28th, in Cork.
This annual event calls to mind our members who have passed away, gives thanks for the work of the present members and asks for help and support in the year ahead. Fifty members from local divisions joined area staff at the ceremony, celebrated by the Very Rev. Pat Stevenson.
Fr. Stevenson spoke about the work and training that St John Ambulance volunteers undertake. He also paid tribute to the spirit of selflessness in which they offer their time and expertise freely to the people of Ireland. Fr. Stevenson highlighted the importance of remembering members who have influenced us and also members who are sick at present.
Assistant Commissioner James Devine, the most senior officer in Southern Command, thanked Fr. Stevenson for his kind words and support over the years. Asst. Comm. Devine thanked the members for the work done during the last year.
At this time, we remember all deceased members, especially Garrath Skerritt, Brian Crowley and John Healy, who passed away in the last year.
Our thoughts and prayers rest with their families and friends.