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SERVICE of REMEMBRANCE and THANKSGIVING


                                                 Dr Claire Kennedy



















                                                                                                  Rev Lorraine Kenny-Ritchie

                     Patricia MacKenzie  the IKA’s Renal Support              Eileen Dunican                Emir Hoti
                                  Centre in Beaumont, read
                                  the second Reflection. Dr
                                  Claire Kennedy, a
                                  Nephrologist based in
                                  Beaumont Hospital, who
                                  accompanied the Team when
                                  they participated in the 2016
                                  and 2017 Games held in
                                  Finland and Spain, read the
                                  third Reflection.
                                     Monsignor Martin O’Shea,
                                  PP of Corpus Christi, read the
                                  Gospel and this was followed
                                  by the delivery of a        donor families present. In  the second Prayer of
         The first Reflection was  wonderful Homily by Bishop  turn, he conveyed the love  Thanksgiving. Our third
       read by Archdeacon Gordon  Raymond Field. Bishop Field  and appreciation felt by all  Prayer was read by Mr Emir
       Linney, retired Archdeacon of  had carefully researched  transplant recipients towards  Hoti who is the Director of
       the Church of Ireland, Dublin  organ donation and he   their donors.              the National Liver Transplant
       and Rector of St Paul's,   received spontaneous          ‘Our Father and Prayer of  Programme in St Vincent's
       Glenageary, Co Dublin.     applause both during his    Peace’ was then read by    Hospital. The fourth Prayer of
       Archdeacon Linney has      sermon and at the           Bishop Field.              Thanksgiving was read by
       loyally participated in many  conclusion. Each member of  The first Prayer of     National Secretary, Valerie
       of our Services over the   the congregation recognised  Thanksgiving was read by  Brady, who represented
       years. He was followed by  and related to his personal  Reverend William Black.   Patrick Barry, the recipient of
       Patricia MacKenzie. Patricia,  empathy in acknowledging  Reverend Black is the retired  a heart transplant who,
       a kidney transplant recipient,  the importance of hope,  Rector of the Parish of  unfortunately, was unable to
       and one of the Managers of  respect and generosity of  Drumcondra, North Strand   attend on the day.
                                                              and St Barnabas. He was      The final Reflection was
                                                              followed by Eileen Dunican,  read by Caroline Lynch.
                                                              the Treasurer of the IKA’s  Caroline is one of the Organ
                                                              Westmeath branch who read  Transplant Coordinators,
                                                                                                         Caroline Lynch

















                                            Monsignor Martin O’Shea
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