Bells ring out as Moth­ers’ Union cel­e­brates Eu­charis­tic Ser­vice

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THERE WAS a great at­ten­dance at St. Saviour’s Church, Ark­low, re­cently as mem­bers and friends of the Moth­ers’ Union cel­e­brated the Dioce­san Fes­ti­val Eucharist Ser­vice.

The event which also marked the cen­ten­ery year of the parish branch was also at­tended by The Most Rev­erend John Neill, Arch­bishop of Dublin and Glendalough, Rec­tors and their wives from the dio­cese.

A rainy and windy evening, was bright­ened up by a very able team of bell­ringers from var­i­ous parishes who rang the eight bells.

The sound rang out from the Bell Tower, reach­ing many parts of the town while the Moth­ers’ Union Dioce­san Pres­i­dent, Ann Walsh and the most ju­nior branch mem­ber Marie Paul planted a tree in the grounds of the Church, ob­serv­ing the cen­te­nary. The Arch­bishop read a prayer, joined by the Rec­tor and other mem­bers.

Be­fore the ser­vice started the Dioce­san Pres­i­dent, with help from some of the Dioce­san Trustees gave a very in­for­ma­tive pow­erpoint pre­sen­ta­tion on the work of Moth­ers’ Union World­wide.

‘Time for Re­la­tion­ship’ was this the theme for this year’s ser­vice which was lead by the Moth­ers’ Union Dioce­san Chap­lain, the Rev­erend Paul Hous­ton who com­mis­sioned the fol­low­ing trustees, Dioce­san Sec­re­tary Amy Hourie, Vice Pres­i­dent An­drea Thomp­son, Action and Out­reach Co-or­di­na­tor Sarah Do­ran, Young Mem­ber Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Naomi Mul­li­gan, Fi­nance and Cen­tral Ser­vices Co-or­di­na­tor Karen Nel­son, So­cial Pol­icy Betty Kearon and Links Cor­re­spon­dent Sylvia Gra­ham.

The out­go­ing Joint Chair­per­sons An­nie Kee­gan and Leila Kinch along with the cur­rent com­mit­tee would like to thank all who helped to make the evening such a great suc­cess, par­tic­u­larly those who trav­elled a long dis­tance.

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