Comprising of All Saints Mullingar - Killucan - Kilbixy & Almoritia
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Monthly Coffee Morning
The monthly coffee morning will be held on Wednesday 4th May from 10.30 a.m. in All Saints'. All parishioners and friends are warmly invited.

"Tiny Tots Morning"
The Tiny Tots Friday mornings will resume on Friday 13th May after the Mid term Break

Bible Study
The monthly Bible Study will be held in Killucan church at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday 7th May

Confirmation - Sunday 29th May
The Confirmation Service will be held at 11.00 a.m. in All Saints'. This is an occasion when we invite the parishioners of all the churches to come along to support the young candidates.

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MULLINGAR UNION OF PARISHES
Issue 75 "UNION NEWS" May 2016

Dear Parishioner(s)
There are a number of special and important events in the Parish this month which I hope will be enjoyed and well supported.

Ascension Day - Thursday 5th May
On Thursday 5th May, Ascension Day, I will be giving a special Talk in All Saints' at 8.00 p.m. on "Believing in God". Faith and belief in God is at the very heart of Christianity and in this talk I want to show how believing in God is still something we should all aspire to in modern Ireland. Everyone will be most welcome.

Watson Mills
The ceremonies on 10th April to celebrate Watson's 70 years of service on the Select Vestry were truly memorable. The huge attendance at the church service and the lunch afterwards is a measure of the admiration and affection everyone has for Watson and the valuable contribution he has made. His commitment to God, grounded in his ecumenism, coupled with his amazing contribution to the community, was warmly acknowledged. We are so pleased that he is still going to continue his service which has delighted everyone. you can see more HERE

Christian Voices Together
A special public lecture will be held in All Saints' church on Sunday 8th May at 8.00 p.m. The speaker will be Professor Gordon Graham, of Princeton in New Jersey, who will speak on "How to be Christian in a secular culture". You may remember that Gordon gave a very inspiring talk on a previous visit and I warmly invite you to this lecture as I know you will find it very interesting indeed. As we are building our Christian witness in Mullingar, we will find Gordon's experience in North America very informative. This is an ecumenical occasion and we hope to be joined by members of all the other churches in the Mullingar area.

Boys' Brigade and Girls' Association
The Closing Session will be held on Tuesday 17th May at 7.00 p.m. This is an occasion to which we warmly invite the parents of the young people and parishioners to attend, where there is an opportunity to see the good work the Company undertakes with the children. I hope it will be very well supported again this year.

Parish Sale of Work - Saturday 21st May
The annual Sale of delicious cakes and superb plants will be held in All Saints' on Saturday 21st May from 11.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m. Each year there are wonderful bargains and the quality of the produce is always excellent. This year the Sale will be expanding to include other stalls and activities. It is a great opportunity for us all to come together as a Parish. Raffle tickets are included in the Union Notes this month and your support will be very much appreciated.

Confirmation - Sunday 29th May
The Confirmation Service will be held on Sunday 29th May at 11.00 a.m. in All Saints'. This is an occasion when we invite the parishioners of all the churches to come along to support the young candidates. I would like to invite you to remember the candidates in your prayers as they prepare for this very important day in their lives - Emily Ashmore, Niall Murray, Lewis Butler, Judith Uyi, Emily Ray, Silver Chukwuemeka

Rectory Lunch - Sunday 12th June
Olive and I would like to invite parishioners to Lunch after church on Sunday 12th June at 12.30 p.m. We do hope you will be able to attend and during the month of May we will be giving parishioners the opportunity to confirm their attendance.

Charity Concert
A special Concert to raise money for a local charity will be held on Saturday 18th June at 8.00 p.m. in All Saints'. The Concert will be given by the Dublin Airport Choir and we very much look forward to their visit. Further details will be circulated in due course.

C of I General Synod
The Church of Ireland General Synod will be held from 12th - 14th May. I will be attending as a member of the Synod. This year one of the important items is the decision to be taken on Diocesan boundaries. I would warmly invite you to remember in prayer the church as it prepares to gather for this important annual event.

Bible Study
The monthly Bible Study will be held in Killucan on Saturday 7th May at 10.30 a.m.

Monthly Coffee Morning
The monthly coffee morning will be held on Wednesday 4th May from 10.30 a.m. in All Saints'. All parishioners and friends are warmly invited.

"Tiny Tots Morning"
Each Friday (none on May 6th as Schools are closed)
https://www.facebook.com/mullingarunionofparishes.net Our facebook page will keep you up to date on group. The Group runs from 10 - 12pm each Friday cantact Zoe by text 085 2026188 if you would like to attend or message the facbook page,

Parish Outings
I
t is hoped to organise some special Parish Outings from time to time throughout the year to places of interest. The first outing will be held on a Saturday in June 25th a day trip to dublin to the National Botanical Gardens and Glasnevin Museum and the organiser of the outings will be Brigid Geoghegan. These outings will provide an opportunity for enjoyment and good company and if you would like to book your place on the bus, could you please contact Brigid on 087-6157052. I really hope this initiative will be very well supported and again it provides an opportunity for the Parish to come together as a community and to enjoy a special occasion together. Full Details of Trip Here

Confirmation
The Confirmation will be held on Sunday 29th May in All Saints' church. I hope you will remember all the young people who will be confirmed in your prayers as they prepare for this important occasion in their lives.

Holy Baptism
We congratulate Charlotte Cooke who was recently welcomed into God's family through baptism is All Saints'. We pray for her and her parents and godparents.

Bereavements
We pray for the families who have recently been bereaved. We offer our deepest sympathy to Erin and Ben van der Poll following the untimely death of Erin's mother Breeda. Breeda had borne her long illness with astonishing courage and dignity. Her passing has been greatly mourned by her very loving family and by her grandchildren who were devoted to her. We pray that she, now in the fuller presence of God, may rest in peace.

We also pray for the family of Eric Fagan. Eric, who was originally from Dublin, moved to Mullingar some years ago and passed away very suddenly in his home at Lynn. We remember Nicola, Andrea and Eric and the other members of his family at this very sad time for them. We pray that he may rest in peace.

We offer our deepest sympathy to the Williams family following the death of Eric. Eric had moved here from England after his retirement and after a short illness sadly passed away. We pray that his family will be comforted by their loving memories of him and that he may rest in peace.

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.
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With God's blessings,
Rev. Alastair Graham, Rector

The Rectory, Gaol's Hill, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Telephone No. 044-934 8376 Mobile 087 7870985




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