Mass at Pootilla Cemetery


The sound of the bagpipes could be heard around the Pootilla Cemetery as our open air Mass began on a warm sunny morning.  This is our fourth Mass celebrated at the cemetery by Fr Shane Mackinlay on Sunday, November 8, 2015.  The congregation remembered family and friends who have passed away to coincide with All Souls Day.

Parishioners from Bungaree, Clakes Hill and Dunnstown welcomed visitors from surrounding parishes among the 200 strong congregation.  Majella, Pat, Fiona and Kaylene sang beautifully during the Mass.

Members of the congregation were in no hurry to move on as they enjoyed the opportunity to walk through the cemetery with their families, sharing memories of their loved ones.  Coffee, tea and milkshakes were very popular and were a great addition to the social gathering.

Again a very special and moving celebration led by Fr Shane and plans are underway for our fifth open air Mass in November 2016.

Helen Maher
Bungaree Parish Leadership Team