King, Sr. Regina (Gertie) R.S.H.M. Late of Huntstown, Dublin, Madonna House, Ferrybank and formerly of Drumquin, Silversprings, Co Tipperary November 21st (Peacefully) Predeceased by family who were of many, Sadly missed by her sisters Nora, Alice and Marjorie, brother Harry, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, the Religious of the Sacred Heart Of Mary, relatives and friends.
Rest In Peace
Reposing in the Convent Chapel tomorrow, Monday evening, from 2.30pm until 4.30pm. Removal on Tuesday to the Sacred Heart Church, Ferrybank arriving for Requiem Mass at 12 noon followed by burial in the Community Cemetery.
”Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dilis”
In the Year of Consecrated Life – a special celebration of the work of three congregations: The Trinitarians, the Pallotines and the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary – present in the parish for over 30 years in the person of Sr Regina King – was held in Corduff parish.
We welcome today Sr Regina’s community, family members and friends as we publicly acknowledge her contribution to the life of this parish and community… Pope Francis has set aside this year to highlight Consecrated/Religious Life. Of course I will argue that we are ALL consecrated in Baptism but it is also important to recognise the diversity of Religious/Consecrated Life and today especially to publicly thank Regina for her dedication and service to this community, to the parish and to the Church. Pope John Paul 11 in his work on Vita Consecrata stressed the importance of ‘Being’ as opposed to ‘Doing’. Yet if one examines briefly some of the many, many things that Sr Regina has been involved in, and with, during her time here she may be accused of ignoring or disobeying the Pope. Resource Centre, development groups, childcare minding, community development projects, Brownies, the Jesus Hour, Senior Citizens, Art Group, sewing co-op, Rainbows, Anam Charadis, annual retreat to Wales, St Vincent de Paul, Parish Choir, Parish Pastoral Council – it is an exhausting list in itself.
But Sr Regina’s ‘Doing’ is part of who she is – it is part and parcel of her ‘Being’. She ENABLES others, EMPOWERS them. In that way she brings alive her Faith and her Congregation’s Motto: ‘that all may have life’ but Regina completes it with the next phrase ‘and have it to the full’.
We thank you today for your service, for your creativity, for your insightfulness, for your life of prayer. We thank you for what you ‘DO’ and will continue to ‘DO; but most importantly we thank you for ‘WHO YOU ARE’
Fr. Liam McClarey SAC PP, Corduff