Bishop Michael Smith presided at the Advent Carol Service in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar Sunday 22 December 2013.
Among those taking part in the service were the Mullingar Town Band, Cathedral Choir, Lynn Singers, Cathedral Choristers and the choir of St Kenny National School. The carol service was directed by Gerard Lillis.
Click here for photos kindly provided by John McCauley. If other parishes in the Diocese of Meath would like to provide photos from their celebrations, they are welcome to email the diocesan office.
The next phase of the Cathedral’s advent programme represents a focus on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. A penitential service will take place on Monday 23 December at 7.30pm while confessions will be available on Christmas from 12 noon until 5.30pm. The Cathedral is very grateful to the 20 priests from the area who will assist as confessors during the period. Bishop Michael Smith encourages families, in preparation for Mass on Christmas day, to avail of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and, in so doing, to experience the true spiritual blessing of the festive season.
The Bishop will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Nativity on Christmas Eve at 10.00pm in the Cathedral of Christ the King.