Comprising of All Saints Mullingar - Killucan - Kilbixy & Almoritia
April Highlights

General Vestry
General Easter Vestry
Thursday 18th April @8.00 p.m.
All Saints' Parish Hall

Coffee Morning and Cake Sale
Friday 19th April 10am - 1pm
Serenity House Kinnegad
In aid of Killucan Restoration

St. Mark's Day
25th April - 12.30 p.m.
Holy Communion, All Saints'

Forgiveness Workshop
Sunday 28th April
3.00 p.m.
The Friary, Multyfarnham

Advance Notice for May

All Saints' School Concert
Arts Centre
Thursday 2ndMay

Concert with the S. Cecilia Singers
Conductor Sandra Ganly
Saturday 11th May 8pm
Kilbixy Church.
Tickets €5 each

All Saints' Plant & Cake Sale
Saturday 25th May
12.00 noon - 2.00 p.m

Sunday 26th may 3.30pm

April 2013 Newsletter
March 2013 Newsletter
February 2013 Newsletter
January 2013 Newsletter
December 2012 Newsletter
November 2012 Newsletter

Issue 39
5 "UNION NEWS" May 2013

Dear Parishioners,

The Month of May
During this month there are a number of very special occasions which I hope everyone in the Parish will enjoy and hopefully be able to attend.

Ascension Day
There will be a celebration of Holy Communion for Ascension Thursday at Almoritia on Thursday 9th May at 7.30 p.m. Each year it is a delightful Service and I hope it will be well supported.

Kilbixy Concert
On Saturday 11th May at 8.00 p.m. the St. Cecilia Singers from Dublin will give a concert at Kilbixy Church. Their last concert was just wonderful and I do encourage you to attend. Tickets are very reasonably priced at just €5.

Christian Voices Together - The Welcome Centre
The Welcome Centre will be open on Thursday 16th May at 12.30 -2.30 p.m. There was a very good attendance in April and I do encourage you to support this occasion.

Killucan Bi-Centenary Celebrations 17th - 19th May
We all look forward to this very special weekend. There are four main events:
- the Bi-Centenary Songs of Praise in the church on Friday 17th at 8.00
- the Family and Children Fun Day from 12.00 noon - 2.00 p.m. on Saturday 18th at the Parish Hall
- the Bi-Centenary Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 19th at 11.30 a.m., with the special preacher Archdeacon Andrew Pike- Canada
- the Bi-Centenary Lunch at the Bloomfield Hotel on Sunday 19th at 2p.m.
I know each of these events will be very well supported by everyone in the Mullingar Union.

Parish Cake and Plant Sale
The Parish Cake and Plant Sale will be held on Saturday 25th May from 12.00 noon - 2.00 p.m. in All Saints' Parish Hall. This is our annual fundraiser for Parish funds and I do encourage you to give the Sale your fullest support.

The Confirmation Service will be held on Sunday 26th May in All Saints' at 3.00p.m. The presiding Bishop will be Bishop Roy Warke.

Boys' Brigade and Girls' Association
The closing session and Display, which is open to all members of the Parish, will be held in All Saints' on Tuesday 28th May at 7.00 p.m. I do invite you to come to this important occasion and support the leaders and young people.

All Saints' School
All Saints' School will celebrate the 50th Anniversary on the present site on Saturday 28th September. The occasion will include an exhibition in the school and a Thanksgiving Service followed by a dinner in the Greville Arms Hotel. Details will be shortly circulated and we hope that everyone who has an association with the school will attend the celebrations. Please contact the school if you would like further information. We also hope parishioners will tell Past Pupils who may no longer live in Mullingar about the special Anniversary. We also congratulate the School on becoming the Irish National Champions of the Scoil Dramaíocht (Irish Drama). This is a magnificent achievement and we particularly congratulate Mr. Declan Fry and Third and Fourth Class.

Leney Bell
The church bell that was used at Leney Church has now been relocated at All Saints'. A very special thank-you to Philip Murray and the members of the Murray family, and Gerry King, who organised the relocation. It will be lovely to have it on view.

We congratulate Cathy Finnegan on her success in acquiring her doctorate. This is a great achievement and the result of many years of dedicated study.

Holy Baptisms
We congratulate Erica Duggan, Oscar Connolly and Chloe Byers who were recently baptised. We will continue to pray for each of them and, of course, their parents and godparents.

We were sad to learn of the death of Frank Tyrrell. We offer our deepest sympathy to his wife Phyllis and his family, particularly remembering in our Parish his son Ralph, who is a member of Killucan. We pray that Ralph, his mother and all the members of the family will be comforted and supported by God's love and care at this sad time.

During last month Cathy Hallissey was with us during her placement and she made a wonderful impression on the Parish. It was a delight to have her with us and we wish her well for her preparation for the ordained ministry.

With God's blessings,

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