Issue 161 “UNION NEWS” August 2023

Dear Parishioners,
I do hope that you are finding time for some rest and relaxation amidst
the many challenges the world is facing this summer.
The month of August promises to be an enjoyable time in Mullingar
and Westmeath.

The Fleadh Cheoil
We are all looking forward to the Fleadh which runs from Sunday 6 th to
Monday 14 th August. Last year the Fleadh was a wonderful success and
we wish ever one well in the different activities and events and we hope
the weather will hold. The Services in All Saints’ on Sunday 6 th and 13 th
of August will be at 8.30 a.m. as the town is closed to traffic from 10
am each day during the Fleadh. All Saints’ Church will be open to
visitors from 12- 2pm each day and we thank the volunteers who have
agreed to welcome the visitors

Children’s Bible Camp
The Bible Camp will be held on Monday 31 st July and Tuesday and
Wednesday the 1 st and 2 nd August from 9.30a.m. to 1p.m in All Saints’
This will be a very special event for children aged between 6 – 12 and I
do hope it will be well supported by parents. Please telephone Arthur
with the names of the children who will be attending 087 9733233.

Select Vestry
The next meeting will be on Tuesday 1 st August at 7.30p.m. in the

As part of Heritage Week, The Follies Trust are holding a special
information afternoon with light refreshments on Tuesday 15 th August
from 12.30 to 4.30p.m at Kilbixy Church There will be information
available on the Restoration Work which has recently commenced.

Holy Baptism
We congratulate Logan Joseph who was recently Baptized and we pray
for his parents Patrick and Katy and his godparents.
We warmly congratulate Kenneth and Ellen Algar and Tony and Megan
Doran who were recently married in All Saints’

Wednesday Service
Starting on Wednesday 6 th September at 11a.m. there will be a weekly
Service in All Saints’ every Wednesday. The Service provides an
opportunity for prayer and healing. I do hope parishioners will
appreciate this prayerful opportunity and everyone will be most
welcome each Wednesday in All Saints’ at 11a.m.

Gratitude Sunday- Sunday 3 rd September
Saying thank you and showing appreciation is so important and needs
to be emphasized in life today. I warmly invite you to come to a special
Service of Gratitude – a Songs of Praise in All Saints’ at 11a.m. on
Sunday 3 rd September. This will provide a lovely opportunity to show
our gratitude to God and to each other for all that we have received.
Following the Service Olive and I would to invite everyone to the
Rectory for tea, coffee and soft drinks to show our gratitude to you all
in the Parish and to express our thanks for your on going support.

Climate Sunday- Sunday 17 th September at 2.30p.m.
The daily news is leaving us in no doubt that climate change is already
here in the world. I would like to invite you to a special Service in
Leney Church, Bunbrosna, on Sunday 17 th September at 2.30p.m. The
young leaders and parishioners have cleared the interior of the Church
and the Service will be held there which is both an appropriate and
beautiful setting. The owners of the land around the church welcome
the service being held and will also attend the Service. Parking will be
in the car park at Tormey’s Pub, Bunbrosna.
Do come and support the parish initiative on Climate Change

We offer our deepest sympathy to Vivienne Mulligan following the
sudden death of her mother Mabel on the 20 th July. The funeral took
place in Dunderry Church on Monday 24 th July. Vivienne’s mother was
a remarkable woman and was deeply loved by her husband and all the
family. She will be very sadly missed and we pray that Vivienne and
her family will be comforted by their memories of her mum and by
their faith in God. We pray that Mabel now in the fuller presence of
God may rest in peace and rise in glory. Vivienne’s mothers’ death
comes shortly after the death of Vivienne’s brother Ivan so we
appreciate what a sad time is it for Vivienne and the family following
the two family bereavements.

Summer Holidays
As I have written in previous Union Notes I am always available if
anyone in the Parish needs to contact me.
With God’s blessings,
Revd. Alastair Graham Mobile: 087-787 0985

Church Services this Month – August 2023

Sunday 6 th August
All Saints’ 8.30 a.m. Holy Communion, Rector
Killucan 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion,, Rector

Sunday 13 th August
All Saints’ 8.30 a.m. Holy Communion, Rector
This is the only Church Service this Sunday due to the restrictions with
the Fleadh

Sunday 20 th August
All Saints’ 10.00 a.m. Sung Matins Rector
Kilbixy 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion, Rector

Sunday 27 rd August
All Saints’ 10.00 a.m. Holy Communion, Rector
Killucan 11.30 a.m. Morning Prayer. Rector
Almoritia 7 p.m. Evening Prayer, Rector

Sunday 3 rd September
Gratitude Sunday 11a.m. Songs of Praise – followed by
refreshments in the Rectory

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