Comments of Monsignor Seán Heaney, Vicar General, at Requiem Mass for Lorna Carty RIP

04 Jul 2015


12 noon on Saturday 4 July 2015, Church of the Assumption, Robinstown, Co Meath.

The following is a message that Monsignor Seán Heaney read at the end of the Funeral Mass of Ms Lorna Carty RIP:

I wish to convey to the Carty and Harlin families Bishop Michael Smith’s regret that he is unable to be present here this morning, due to a prior engagement which he could not cancel.

Most importantly I wish to convey to Declan, Simon and Hazel, and to all the Carty and Harlin families his deepest sympathy on her tragic loss in such unbelievable circumstances.

On his visit to the Carty home yesterday afternoon, Bishop Smith was most impressed by the obvious sense of solidarity and support for the family from the community of Robinstown and the whole parish of Dunderry.  This sense of solidarity extends far beyond the local community into the diocese, and indeed the whole nation.

Let us continue to pray that Lorna’s grieving family will find the strength to celebrate her goodness, and to trust that her remembrance will always be with them as an inspiration and a cause to hope.

May Lorna now find rest in one of the many rooms in the Father’s house, promised by Jesus to all who trust in him and follow him in life.


  • Monsignor Seán Heaney served previously as Parish Priest of Dunderry and Robinstown and now as Vicar General in the Diocese of Meath.

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