One year after her death, Kaitlyn Doorhy’s gift of life lives on

Southold Local | Lisa Finn

The congregation at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church tonight in Mattituck was a sea of pink in honor of Kaitlyn Doorhy, who died one year ago today in a tragic accident while away at school.

Friends, family, classmates and a community poured into the church for a memorial mass in Kait’s memory, to share memories and celebrate the life of a young woman who touched the hearts of all who knew her. They came wearing the pink T-shirts designed for Kait’s Angels, a group formed after her death to perform acts of kindness in her memory.

The vigil mass, led by Father Kevin Madigan, was filled with song and prayer.

In his homily, Father Madigan recalled the popular poem, “Footprints in the Sand,” written by Mary Stevenson, which, he said, means different things to people at different crossroads in their lives. The poem centers on a man who is struggling with his faith, and who, when looking back, sees only one set of footprints. Continue reading