Issue 89 “UNION NEWS” July 2017 


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Dear Parishioner(s)

Parish Remembrance Service – All Saints’ – Sunday 9th July 11.00 a.m.
The Parish Remembrance Service is a very important occasion in the life of the Parish. We gather together to remember our loved ones who have departed this life, and also former Rectors and parishioners of the four Parishes – All Saints’, Killucan, Kilbixy and Almoritia. I warmly invite everyone to this Service. Those who have been bereaved will be especially welcome and are assured of our continued sympathy and comfort.

Parish Concert in aid of Mullingar Hospital – MRI Scanner Appeal The Concert held on Saturday 17th June was a wonderful occasion.� We were enthralled by the Dublin Airport Singers and the special soloist Mary Flaherty.� The concert very well supported and to date we have raised just over €6,000.� The Hospital is a very significant part of our community and deserves our fullest support.� To everyone who supported the event and gave so generously, may I offer you my most sincere thanks and appreciation. �

Members of the Select Vestry 2017/2018 The members of the Select Vestry for the coming year are: Watson Mills, Violet Medforth, Annie O’Leary, Billy Small, Vivienne Mullingan, Arie Gorissen, Arthur O’Neill, Brigid Geoghegan, Christopher Manzira, Mark Potterton, Richard Williamson, Jean Kilmartin, Emma Coburn, Doreen Lynch, John Hales, David Webster, David Miller, Robin Aust, Hazel Scully, Pat Tipper and Patrick Pilkington. We thank them for agreeing to serve and wish them well in their year of office. See Details of Select Vestry and notices of meetings and updates here

All Saints’ National School The End of Year Service which was held on Sunday 25th June was a wonderfully inspiring occasion. The school is such an integral part of the Parish and we are so blessed with our Principal and teachers. I would like to thank the Principal and teachers for all their teaching and commitment, the Parents Council for its’ invaluable support, the parents and of course all the children who attend the school.  For those who are leaving this year, we wish them well as they begin their Secondary School education and we look forward to welcoming all the new children after the summer.  I would also like to thank Mrs. Denniston, our Principal who spoke so well at the Service and whose address was so appreciated.

Holy Baptism We welcomed in to God’s family through baptism, Ada Keane.� We pray for Ada, her parents and godparents as she begins her journey of faith.

Bereavement We offer our deepest sympathy to David and Catherine Gibson-Brabazon and their family following the death of Catherine’s Aunt Frances, in Scotland.� While Catherine’s Aunt Frances was a great age, her presence and love, up till the very end, was greatly valued by all the family.� Following her peaceful death we pray that she may rest in peace and rise in glory.

Union Notes
In the light of the recent increase in postal charges the Select Vestry would like to offer options for parishioners on receiving the ‘Union Notes’ each month.
Please Email info@mullingarunionofparishes.net with your Name Address and Mobile number� And let us know if you would like to receive your Union Notes as�
Email Version �
Collect a printed copy in the church�
Continue to receive by post �(we are happy to continue to do so)
Some parishioners have returned the completed forms or emailed their details and have recieved an email friendly version of the Union Notes. There will e printed copies of the notes available in the church.

Coffee Morning
Each Thursday Marion and Arthur O’Toole provide the most wonderful social occasion with fabulous homemade fayre and support a nominated charity each month. July will see the North Westmeath Hospice CLG being the nominated charity for the month. We do hope that you will support them in their endeavours to raise much needed fund for these wonderful groups and enjoy a very special social morning with a delightful group of people – bring a friend or come along and meet some new ones. 10.30am – 1.30pm

Tiny Tots
The Tiny Tots Group continues to meet on Friday mornings10am – 12 pmin All Saints’ . It is lovely to meet the babies, small children and parents. Zoe & Lorraine Hales organises a most interesting programme. Do call in – you will be most welcome text Zoe on 085 2026188 to confirm if group will be on on a particular Friday during the summer months. During term time the group will run each Friday. The Group is strictly for preschoolers and under no circumstances will older siblings be allowed to attend during holiday, this is for the safety of the young children that attend regularly.

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.

Social Media
https://www.facebook.com/mullingarunionofparishes.net Keep up to date
on our Parish Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @MullingarUP

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

The Rectory, Gaol’s Hill, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
Telephone No. 044-934 8376