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Confirmation 2015
The Confirmation Service will be held in All Saints' Church on Sunday 14th June at 11.00 a.m. This is a very important occasion for all the candidates and their families and I encourage you to remember those preparing for Confirmation in your daily prayers. The candidates this year are Cormac O'Fearghail, Hughie O'Neill, Alex Marr, Jennie Fletcher, Bevan Gillmor, James McGrath, John Webster, Craig Gillespie, Oisín Ryan.

Rev. Ruth O'Kelly - Intern Deacon
Ruth's final Service will be 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.

Summer Madness Festival is a Christian Festival that takes place from the 3rd to the 7th July - we would like to Sponsor a family
We also are looking for some young parishioners aged 14 - 20 who might be interested in going as part of a group with a dedicated leader.
Full details can be found Here www.mullingarunionofparishes.net/su mmermadness.html






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MULLINGAR UNION OF PARISHES
Issue 64 "UNION NEWS" June 2015
Dear Parishioner(s)

A number of young people in the Parish are undertaking exams this month, and we extend to them our very best wishes. It is always a very challenging time and I am sure all their hard work and preparation will equip them well for the exams. I have been remembering all the young people in my daily prayers and I hope we will all continue to pray for them over the next few weeks.

Confirmation 2015
The Confirmation Service will be held in All Saints' Church on Sunday 14th June at 11.00 a.m. This is a very important occasion for all the candidates and their families and I encourage you to remember those preparing for Confirmation in your daily prayers. The candidates this year are Cormac O'Fearghail, Hughie O'Neill, Alex Marr, Jennie Fletcher, Bevan Gillmor, James McGrath, John Webster, Craig Gillespie, Oisín Ryan.

Rev. Ruth O'Kelly - Intern Deacon
Ruth's final Service will be 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. I do hope parishioners will be able to attend her final Service.

Cake and Plant Sale
The Cake and Plant Sale held on 23rd May was most successful and enjoyable. It was lovely to see so many people from the Parish working together on the stalls and the Sale raised over €5,500. This is a remarkable result. There were lovely raffle prizes and the tea and coffee supplied was enjoyed by everyone. I thank all the parishioners who worked so hard to make this event such a success.

All Saints' School
The End-of-Year Service will be held on Sunday 21st June. This is always a lovely occasion and I hope it will be very well supported by the children and parents. The School Concert on Thursday 21st May was an outstanding success and the performances by the children were simply magnificent. Our sincere thanks are due to our Principal, teachers and staff at the School for the enormous amount of work they put in to the preparation of the Concert.

Parish Vision Plan
On Sunday 24th May the Bishop commissioned the Select Vestry for their leadership role in the Parish Vision Plan. The Select Vestry will be meeting on Monday 22nd June to finalise the Plan. The implementation of the Parish Vision Plan will hopefully develop both the life and the potential of the Parish and I sincerely hope the Plan will be very warmly supported by everyone.

Update of Parish Database
We are gathering together information for a new Parish Database and registration for SMS Text Service for reminders and updates on events and deaths of parishioners that have occurred in the parish.
Please fill in the Registration form and bring to church on Sunday or post to the Rectory. You can also email us info@mullingarunionofparishes.net
with your Name address Email and Mobile number and indicate if you want to be included in the Text service.
Forms will also be available in the church in the coming weeks and also to download
Here


Concert in All Saints'
A special Concert is being organised on Saturday 20th June at 8.00 p.m. in aid of the Orphanage in Tanzania. Tickets can be had from Joe McDonald.

Summer Madness Festival is a Christian Festival that takes place from the 3rd to the 7th July - we would like to Sponsor a family from the parish to attend and invite entries from Families with Children aged 8 and above email info@mullingarunionofparishes.net with your name contact number and names and ages of your children to be included in the draw.
We also are looking for some young parishioners aged 14 - 20 who might be interested in going as part of a group with a dedicated leader.
Full details can be found on the Parish Website www.mullingarunionofparishes.net/summermadness.html


Bereavements
The very sad death of Elsie Bourke came as a great shock to everyone in the Parish. Elsie had for so long been such a loyal parishioner and was deeply loved and admired by everyone. The work she did for the Parish was legend and her good humour and wonderful zest for life brightened up every occasion she attended. She will be very sadly missed and we extend our deepest sympathy to Ivan, David, Olwyn, Shirley and Adele, and all the other members of the family. Elsie had a very strong faith and we pray that, now in the fuller presence of God, she may rest in peace and we thank God for the many and special ways she touched all our lives.

Two other parishioners were bereaved recently. Watson Mills' brother, John, who lived in Strabane, passed away peacefully after a very long illness which he bore with great dignity and courage. We offer our deepest sympathy to Watson and pray that he will be comforted at this difficult time.

Margaret McCormack's mother also passed away peacefully. Margaret's mother, Bridget, lived to the fine age of 96 and had been a wonderful mother and friend. During her long life she had won the admiration of those privileged to meet her. We too pray that Margaret and her family will be deeply comforted by God's love.

We pray that John, Watson's brother, and Bridget, Margaret's mother, may rest in peace.

Parish Website
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 it.

With God's blessings,
Rev. Alastair Graham, Rector
The Rectory, Gaol's Hill, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Telephone No. 044-934 8376