I am having a series of masses said for my deceased mother at my parish. She's been gone for eight and half years now. It feel good to see her name in the church bulletin. It feels even better to hear her name read during the Prayers of the Faithful. Friends of hers from way back said it was wonderful to hear that the mass intentions have been for her. Hearing and seeing her name makes her come alive for me. She was the first person to teach me about God. You never forget the ones you love. My father misses her dearly. We miss her in different ways.