HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Members of the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke and parishioners from St. Jerome’s Church joined together to remember lost loved ones Sunday at their annual Memorial Mass.
The mass celebrates the lives and memories of community members and parishioners who died in the past year.
The emotional service offers a chance to reflect on those lost from the community and an opportunity to grow closer together while still serving.
“It’s important because we have lost so many,” Karen Casey of Westfield told 22News. “This is a wonderful community that always comes together no matter what and they do suffer great loss so we like to honor them in a special way.”
Sunday’s service also took a moment to remember President John F. Kennedy.