Dear John Joe
I write this short note to you on behalf of Fr Dermot Lane, the Parish Pastoral Council and the people of Balally parish, near Dundrum in Dublin.
We are heartbroken and want to offer you our loving solidarity. On Sunday several hundreds of our parishioners gathered in our parish church to pray silently, to meditate and to asks Gods blessing and strength for your beautiful parishioners.The congregation included many children, some whom have relatives among the dead.
On a personal level I feel it must be an extraordinary challenge for you to begin the process of celebrating 10 funeral Masses. I pray the Lord will guide you as you bury your parishioners. It is not a task any priest would ever aspire to.
You and your parishioners are in our loving prayers .
With every blessing
Jim Caffrey PP