Sunday 20 October: Mission Sunday
Parishioners in Mullingar have a great history of supporting the Missions. Several of our religious sisters have served aboard, witnessing to the Gospel by their good works. A number of Mullingar-born priests also became missionaries and we are very proud of them. Likewise, many of our schools play an active part in raising funds and awareness among the pupils for the work of the missionaries.
There is a Mission Sunday display in the Cathedral porch which you might find interesting. The annual Sale of Work by the Apostolic Works Society will take place in the Parish Community Centre on Saturday 19 October 3.00pm-5.00pm and on Sunday 20 October 11.00am-4.00pm.
Let us continue to keep the missionaries in our prayers. The task of proclaiming to Gospel is very challenging at the moment - violence and persecution remain constant challenges, while the mission of caring for the poor (which is a great priority for Pope Francis) is ever present.