Comprising of All Saints Mullingar - Killucan - Kilbixy & Almoritia
Newsletter
MULLINGAR UNION OF PARISHES
Issue 37
5 "UNION NEWS" March 2013
Dear Parishioners,
There are a number of important Church occasions during the month of March which I warmly commend to you.

Sundays in March
Mothering Sunday - 10th March
St. Patrick's Day - 17th March
Palm Sunday - 24th March
Easter Day - 31st March
Special services will be held to mark each of these occasions and I do hope you will be able to attend.

Children's Passion Musical
This will be held at 12.00 noon on Palm Sunday 24th March in All Saints' Church. This was a most moving and inspirational occasion last year and I do hope parishioners will come to support the young people again this year as they dramatise the Passion of Our Lord.

Good Friday
This is also a very important day for Christians to observe. In addition to the traditional services held on Good Friday, a special service will be held at 9.00 p.m. in All Saints. The Service entitled "Sacred Songs and Words" will feature the wonderful Hood Valley Choir from Oregon USA, and our own Parish Choir. It will indeed be a very special occasion and, again, I hope parishioners will attend and also invite other members of their family and friends. There are 60 young people in the Hood Valley Choir.

Prayer Service on Palm Sunday
An Ecumenical Prayer Service will be held at 3.30 p.m. in the Franciscan Friary at Multyfarnham. This will be a very prayerful and devout occasion and will afford us all the opportunity for a time of quiet reflection on Palm Sunday.

Holy Week and Easter Day
Services will be held in all churches during the days of Holy Week and on Easter Sunday. I don't need to remind you how important Holy Week and Easter is for Christians and I look forward to meeting you as we celebrate Holy Week and Easter in the Parish.

Select Vestry
The next meeting of the Select Vestry will be held on Monday 11th March at 8.00 p.m. in the Rectory.

Saturdays during Lent
Morning Prayer will be said each Saturday in Lent in All Saints' at 10.30 a.m.

Alpha
The March meetings of Alpha will be held on Wednesdays 6th and 20th at 7.30 p.m. at 20 Ardmore Hills, Mullingar and everyone is most welcome.

Whist Drive
A Whist Drive will be held in All Saints' on Friday 1st March at 8.30 p.m. Parishioners are warmly invited to attend.

Holy Baptism
We welcomed into God's family through baptism Scott Derek Mulvaney on Sunday 24th February. We remember him in our prayers as he begins his journey of faith and we continue to pray for his parents and godparents.

Bereavements
We offer our sincere sympathy to Jackie Weston following the untimely and sudden death of her husband Mike, and also to his children Claire and Alex. We pray that they will be comforted by their many friends and family and hope that Mike now in the fuller presence of God may rest in peace.

We also offer our deepest sympathy to Michael and Cathy Finnegan following the death of Michael's aunt. We pray that their faith will sustain them at this time and also that they will be comforted by the support and love of their family and friends. We pray that Michael's aunt may rest in peace.


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


March Highlights

Whist Drive
A Whist Drive will be held in All Saints' on Friday 1st March at 8.30 p.m. Parishioners are warmly invited to attend.

Musical Allsorts Rehearsal
Sunday 3rd March at 11am

Select Vestry
The next meeting of the Select Vestry will be held on Monday 11th March at 8.00 p.m. in the Rectory.

Children's Passion Musical
Palm Sunday - 24th March
12.00 noon
All Saints' Mullingar

Sacred Songs and Words
Hood Valley Choir, Oregon USA and All Saints' Parish Choir
Good Friday 29th March
9.00 p.m. All Saints' Mullingar

Ecumenical Prayer Service on Palm Sunday
An Ecumenical Prayer Service will be held at 3.30 p.m. in the Franciscan Friary at Multyfarnham. This will be a very prayerful and devout occasion and will afford us all the opportunity for a time of quiet reflection on Palm Sunday.






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