Comprising of All Saints Mullingar - Killucan - Kilbixy & Almoritia
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MULLINGAR UNION OF PARISHES
Issue 65 "UNION NEWS" July 2015
This month you will see that some of the Sunday Service times have changed. I have had to make
these alterations as I am not able to avail of clerical support during the month of July. I am sorry
for any inconvenience this may cause but I am sure you will understand the position. I do hope that
parishioners will still attend church over the summer months as there is something lovely on
summer Sundays in spending time in God's house.
The Confirmation Service was held in All Saints' Church on Sunday 14th June at 11.00 a.m. It was a
wonderful ceremony. It was a very important occasion for all the candidates and their families. The
candidates this year were Cormac O'Fearghail, Hughie O'Neill, Alex Maher, Jennifer Fletcher,
Bevan Gillmor, James McGrath, John Webster, Craig Gillespie, Oisin Ryan. We pray that God will
bless each of them and we warmly welcome their contribution to the life of the parish.
Rev. Ruth O'Kelly - Intern Deacon
Ruth's final Service was on Sunday 21st June at 11.30 a.m. in St. Etchen's Killucan. It has been
lovely having Ruth with us in the Parish and we wish her well as she takes up her position as
Curate in Rathfarnham Parish.
Concert in All Saints'
A special Concert was held in All Saints on Saturday 20th June at 8.00 p.m. in aid of an Orphanage
in Tanzania. All the artists were magnificent. Special thanks are due to Miriam Blennerhassett,
Helen Hassett and Joe McDonald who organised the concert.
As the theme for this year's Heritage Week is Industry and Design, we at All Saints Church,
Mullingar, will be running a 'Create your own Church Window' workshop, where children of
national school age will be able to design and paint their own stained glass church window using
the transparency card template provided.
The workshops will be held on Monday 24th August 2015 and Wednesday 26th August 2015 from
2pm until 4pm. The places for each day are limited so booking is essential. All children must be
supervised by a responsible adult for the duration of the event. There is no charge for this activity.
For booking and further information contact Karen on 085-7165625.
We welcomed into God's family Daisy, Poppy and Indie Rose through Baptism. We will continue to
remember them and their parents and Godparents in our prayers.
We also offer our deepest sympathy to John and Lorraine Hales. John, who is People's
Churchwarden in All Saints' Church, sadly lost his mother who passed away in her sleep in her
home in Mallow on Thursday 4th June. The funeral service was held in Lismore Cathedral on
Monday 8th June and it was a most moving occasion. John's uncle, Rev. Tom Sherlock, gave a
beautiful eulogy and John's mother, Lily, was buried with her mother in the adjoining churchyard.
We offer our sincere sympathy to John, Lorraine, Killian, Zoe and Evan, John's brother and the
wider family circle. John's mother had a very special and deep faith and we pray that the family
will draw much comfort in knowing that she is now at rest.
We also offer our deepest sympathy to Pat and Paula Horan, following the death of Pat's mother.
Pat is the Principal of the Parish National School, and his mother was a highly respected and much
loved citizen of the town of Mullingar. We offer our deepest sympathy to Pat and all the family, in
particular Pat's father Paddy. Pat's mother also had a very deep faith and we know her faith will be
a great strength to all the family at this sad time.
We also offer our deepest sympathy to Nia and Alasdair Richardson. Nia's uncle passed away and
we pray for all of Nia's family at this sad time. We pray that her uncle may rest in peace and that
they may be comforted by God's presence.
I would like to wish you all a very enjoyable, restful and safe summer before returning to all the
activities again in September.
Please keep the forms coming In for Inclusion in the updated data base
You may like to keep in touch with the Parish through the website and your family and friends may
also like to have the web address. The address is www.mullingarunionofparishes.net
I encourage you to continue to look at the website and to also advise your family and friends about
With God's blessings,
Rev. Alastair Graham, Rector
The Rectory, Gaol's Hill, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Telephone No. 044-934 8376