25 Oct 2016

#8masses4no8 Facebook campaign

Tony Foley (11) and his family have been overwhelmed by the support they have received since his dad Anthony 'Axel' Foley passed away. Tony has been busy thinking about his own tribute to his Dad and has asked that a Facebook page be set up in his memory. He wants to use it to ask people, who want to show their support, to attend Mass on each of the next 8 Sundays to pray for people who have died and while there to offer a prayer for his Dad also.
The 8 Sundays start this Sunday, October 30th - his Dad's birthday. The Number 8 is, of course, a special number for Tony and his family but the 8 Sundays also bring us up to that special family time of year, Christmas. So, Tony has asked if you could, in his Dad's memory, Like the Facebook page, tag 8 Facebook friends you would like to go to Mass over the next 8 Sundays and at that Mass light a candle for a loved one or, indeed, for Anthony.
  • Facebook page - Axel Foley Memorial
  • Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick throws his support behind the initiative - here - describing it described as “moving and inspirational” the gesture by the 11 year-old son of Anthony Foley in asking people to go to Mass and light candles over the next eight Sunday’s for deceased loved ones.

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