Comprising of All Saints Mullingar - Killucan - Kilbixy & Almoritia
Newsletter
MULLINGAR UNION OF PARISHES
Issue 6
1 "UNION NEWS" March 2015

Dear Parishioner(s)

Lent
During the month we will be observing Lent in the Parish, apart from Sundays, with a celebration of Holy Communion each Wednesday at 12.45 p.m. in All Saints', Lenten Lunches in Kilbixy from 12.00 noon - 2.00 p.m. on Thursdays 5th, 12th and 19th March and the Lenten Bible Study in Killucan Church at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday mornings 7th, 14th and 21st March.
Your presence will be greatly appreciated at these events.

Parish Survey
The presentation on the findings of the Parish Survey, which was undertaken last summer, will take place in All Saints' Church on Sunday 8th March at 11.00a.m. This is a very important occasion for the Parish and I hope parishioners from all of the churches will attend. A short United Service will be held prior to the presentation. The Select Vestry will outline its' response to the findings in the Report. The presentation will be made by Dr. Miriam Galvin, the researcher who undertook the survey.
Whist Drive
The next Parish Whist Drive will be held in All Saints' on Friday 6th March at 8.30 p.m. Everyone will be most welcome.

"William Gibson-Brabazon's Tea Party"
William Gibson-Brabazon's Tea Party will be held on Saturday 7th March between 3.00 and 5.00 p.m. William's house is opposite Newbrook Nursing Home. Just follow the balloons! The Tea Party is in aid of garden planters.

Mullingar Choral
The Spring Concert will be held in the Cathedral at 8.00 p.m. on Sunday 8th March. Everyone's support will be most welcome.

Jobnet
The Training Course, sponsored by the churches in Mullingar, has got off to a very good start and we hope that participants will not only benefit from the course but will also find employment. The Course is held in the Greville Arms Hotel each Friday morning.

Mothering Sunday
Mothering Sunday will be celebrated on 15th March and there will be two special Services held, one in All Saints' at 10.00 a.m. and Killucan at 11.30 a.m.
BB Regional Talent Show
This will be held in All Saints' on Friday evening, 20th March.

Children's Musical Passion
This wonderful annual musical will be held on Palm Sunday, 29th March, at 12.00 noon in All Saints' Church.

Good Friday
A Service of Sacred Music will be held at 8.00 p.m. in All Saints' Church on Friday 3rd April.

May Plant and Cake Sale
The May Plant and Cake Sale will be held on Saturday 23rd May from 12.00 noon - 2.00 p.m. in All Saints'.

General Easter Vestry
The General Easter Vestry will be held on Thursday 9th April at 8.00 p.m. in All Saints' Parish Hall.

Holy Week
Full details of Holy Week will be given in the April issue of the Union Notes.

Holy Baptism
We recently welcomed into God's family through Baptism Peter Thomas Mitchell, Joseph James Greville and Cordelia Rose Eileen O'Kane-Sloane. We will continue to pray for them, their parents and godparents as each of them begin their journey of faith.


Bereavements
We offer our sympathy to Jo and Billy Small following the death of Jo's sister, Cissie, who died recently. Cissie bore her illness with enormous courage and dignity and will be very sadly missed by everyone in the large family circle. Cissie had a very strong faith from which she drew considerable strength, particularly at the end of her life. We pray, that now in the fuller presence of God, she may rest in peace. Cissie's funeral was held in Mullingar Cathedral.

Parish Survey Presentation
Sunday 8th March
11.00 a.m.
All Saints' Church

St. Patrick's Day
Tuesday 17th March
All Saints' Church 11.00 a.m. St. Patrick's Day Service

All Saints' Parents Council
All Saints' N.S. Parent's Council would like to thank all those who helped support the Valentine's Cake Sale in February. We were delighted with the number of donations from parents and parishioners and were trilled with the turnout on the day. We hope all those who came enjoyed themselves and were pleased with the treats they took home. The event helped raise €1,524, which will go towards the School's Technology Fund. Once again thank you to all those that supported the event.

Parish Web Address
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.

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



March Highlights
"William Gibson-Brabazon's Tea Party"
William Gibson-Brabazon's Tea Party will be held on Saturday 7th March between 3.00 and 5.00 p.m. William's house is opposite Newbrook Nursing Home. Just follow the balloons! The Tea Party is in aid of garden planters.

Mothering Sunday
Mothering Sunday will be celebrated on 15th March and there will be two special Services held, one in All Saints' at 10.00 a.m. and Killucan at 11.30 a.m.
BB Regional Talent Show
This will be held in All Saints' on Friday evening, 20th March.

Children's Musical Passion
This wonderful annual musical will be held on Palm Sunday, 29th March, at 12.00 noon in All Saints' Church.


Prayer Shawls
Group meetings have been postponed until January - thank you to everyone who has participated and the prayer shawls that were made with such devotion have been well recieved by those in need.
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