Saturday, November 6, 2010
Visiting old friends 探访老友
My wife and I got up early this morning.
Attended the 7:00 am Mass specially offered for the departed souls. Have breakfast, bought some flowers, thence to the cemetery to visit some old friends..!
Many years ago, when I was in charged of cemetery maintenance, people were curious to ask, when saw me at the cemetery... quite regularly especially during All Souls Day, who were buried here... they meant who were my relatives or loved ones buried here. I said no one.
But I have many acquaintances and friends buried here.
We laid flowers at the tombs of Ah Ku (former Catechist) and the 3 priests.
Walking past many tombs, we said hello to departed old friends .... Francis Loh, Pang, Joseph Ng, Mr. and Mrs De Cruz, Mrs Carmel Francis, God daughter Felisia, Mr. Wong, Danny Lee, Joseph Cheong ........ We lighted unfinished candles (blew out by wind) left behind by previous visitors....
Ahhhh .... this lady..Mary passed away already?!? We knew she suffered from cancer, but was not aware of her passing....
This one is John, the man from XXXX, ahh passed away also....
Looking at some of the new tombs, we noticed some fellow parishioners we knew had passed away...
May all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in Peace.
May they pray for us also. Amen.