Mass for Organ Donors and their Families

Mass for Organ Donors and their Families

To mark Organ Donor Awareness Week 2017, a special Mass will be celebrated at Knock Shrine on Sunday 2nd April at 12 noon. This day is being organised by the Family Centre, Knock in solidarity with those who are waiting and those who have received an organ.

Giving the gift of life is considered by many to be the ultimate act of kindness, and this week is a great opportunity to highlight the phenomenal impact organ donation can have on a person’s life and their families.

Monica Morley, director of the Family Centre at Knock Shrine is anticipating the day,

‘Thousands of lives are touched by organ donors every year. The Mass is a celebration for all who have been saved, and indeed for those whose loved one were organ donors and wish them and their wonderful legacy to be remembered. It is also to give families a chance to be a part of a special and prayerful day, whether it’s to give thanks or to pray for someone. Families will be taking part in the liturgy and it is hoped that it will be a very special and memorable occasion for all.’

Organ Donor Awareness Week is organised by the Irish Kidney Association and is a great opportunity to get people thinking about their potential to become a donor and get a discussion going around it with their friends and family. The focus of the Week is to raise awareness about the ongoing and ever increasing demand for organ transplantation which relies on the public for organ donation. Its key message is that families need to talk and keep the reminders of their willingness to donate visible.

Those wanting to find out more about these events can contact Knock Shrine on (094) 93 88100.