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Crescenti Fernandes: The final farewell


Requiem Mass in Thanksgiving for the Life of



Cresenti Florence Daniel Fernandes



10th March 1935 – 31st July 2020





Monday, 17th August 2020, 11.00am


St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

5 Garratt Road, Edgware HA8 9AN

Principal Celebrant: Fr Norbert Fernandes

Concelebrants:  Fr Tony Fernandes & Fr Kevin Ryan






You can shed tears that he is gone

Or you can smile because he has lived


You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back

Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left


Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him

Or you can be full of the love that you shared


You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday

Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday


You can remember him and only that he is gone

Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on


You can cry and close your mind

Be empty and turn your back

Or you can do what he would want:

Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.














Order of Service







Ave Maria, Schubert

Sung by Chloe Morgan, accompanied by Trevor Powell






Fr Norbert Fernandes






Douglas Fernandes





Opening Prayer


First Reading

Caroline Fernandes



A reading from the prophet of Isaiah, 25:6-9


On this mountain, the Lord of hosts will prepare for all peoples a banquet of rich food.  On this mountain he will remove the mourning veil covering all peoples, and the shroud enwrapping all nations, he will destroy death for ever.


The Lord will wipe away the tears from every cheek; he will take away his people’s shame everywhere on earth, for the Lord has said so.  That day, it will be said: See, this is our God in whom we hoped for salvation; the Lord is the one in whom we hoped.  We exult and we rejoice that he has saved us.


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.





Responsorial Psalm

Christopher Fernandes


Psalm 23



The Lord’s My Shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.


The Lord is my shepherd;

there is nothing I shall want.

Fresh and green are the pastures

where he gives me repose.

Near restful waters he leads me,

to revive my drooping spirit.


He guides me along the right path;

he is true to his name.

If I should walk in the valley of darkness

no evil would I fear.

You are there with your crook and your staff;

with these you give me comfort.


You have prepared a banquet for me

in the sight of my foes.

My head you have anointed with oil;

my cup is overflowing.



Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me

all the days of my life.

In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell

for ever and ever.

Gospel Acclamation


Alleluia, alleluia

Blessed are you, Father,

Lord of heaven and earth;

For revealing the mysteries of the kingdom

To mere children.




The Lord be with you

R/ And with your spirit





A reading from the holy Gospel according to John

John 14: 1-6


Jesus said to His disciples:  ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God still, and trust in me.  There are many rooms in my Father’s house; if there were not, I should have told you.  I am going now to prepare a place for you, and after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am you may be too.  You know the way to the place where I am going’.  Thomas said ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’  Jesus said:  ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.  No one can come to the Father except through me.’


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ




Fr Norbert Fernandes


Bidding Prayers

Nerea, Monica and Alex Fernandes


Lord in your mercy

Hear our Prayer










Eucharistic Prayer


Communion Rite


Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.




Holy Communion


Panis Angelicus, Franck

Sung by Richard Johnson, accompanied by Trevor Powell





Final Prayer of Commendation





Recessional Music


How Great Thou Art

Sung by Chloe Morgan, accompanied by Trevor Powell





Cremation at 1.00pm at Breakspear Crematorium,

Breakspear Road, Ruislip  HA4 7SJ










Thelma, Caroline, Douglas and Christopher would like to thank you for being with us today and for your prayers, masses, messages of sympathy and support.


The family would also like to thank Fr Norbert Fernandes,

Fr Tony Fernandes and Fr Kevin Ryan for celebrating the mass.




Donations, if desired, to the Goan Welfare Society, Nairobi via Facebook  










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