Bishop Nulty comes home
Cathedral jubilee celebrations on 23 November at 6pm.
Mullingar parish is looking forward to "welcoming back a special friend" when Bishop Denis Nulty returns to the Cathedral next weekend. The former curate in Mullingar was ordained a Bishop on 4 August 2013 and now has responsibility for the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin.
Bishop Nulty's visit marks the first event of the Cathedral's jubilee year, celebrating the 75th anniversary of its consecration on 3 September 1939. This jubilee celebration coincides with the Feast of Christ the King, given that the Cathedral in Mullingar was the first in the world to be dedicated to the patronage of Christ the King.
During the 10 years he spent in Mullingar, Bishop Nulty was a hard working curate whose good work and personal warmth is still much remembered. He was enthusiastic in his home visitations and attentive to the needs of the sick. As a chaplain in primary and secondary schools, Bishop Nulty became a friend and role model to a generation of young people in the parish. Many couples will remember him not least of all for his work with the Accord pre marriage courses. His time in Mullingar coincided with a major fundraising project which enabled an extensive renovation of the Cathedral. Bishop Nulty played a huge part in building a strong sense of community and fostering a generous response from parishioners. It is most appropriate that the first event to mark the Cathedral's jubilee year is a "welcome back celebration" with Bishop Nulty.
After the celebration of the Mass in the Cathedral on Saturday at 6pm, Bishop Nulty will plant a tree in the Cathedral grounds and make his way to the Parish Community Centre for a gathering with parishioners and friends. All are most welcome to join in the Jubilee Mass and celebrations afterwards.