Bells ring out as Mothers’ Union celebrates Eucharistic Service
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.