March 2, 2024

Month’s Mind | Joe NEEDHAM

Dundalk, Louth / Louisburgh, Mayo


Joe’s Months Mind will be celebrated at Mass on Sunday, March 10th in 

St.  Nicholas’ Church at 10.30am. All very welcome. 


One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was

walking along the beach with the Lord.

Across the sky floated scenes from his life.

For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in

the sand: one belonging to him, the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,

he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of his life

there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very

lowest and saddest times of his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the

Lord about it. “Lord you said once I decided to

follow you, you’d walk with me all the way.

But I have noticed that during the most troublesome

times in my life, there is only one set of footprints.

I don’t understand why, when I needed you most,

you would leave me.”

The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child,

I love you and would never leave you.

During your times of trial and suffering,

when you only see one set of footprints,

it was then that I carried you.”

Joe will always be remembered by his sons and daughter Brendan, David, Bronagh and Joseph, son-in-law Richie, daughters-in-law Ruth and Michelle, grandchildren Finnán, Sienna, Tiernan and Lily, brothers Michael, Padraic, Walter and Fr. Gerard, sister Mary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

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