Thank God for love this St Valentine's Day!
This weekend we pray for all couples, especially those preparing for marriage at this time. It is also a great weekend for couples, old and young, to attend mass together, thanking God for the love in their lives and to receive a blessing.
In preparation for St Valentine’s day, our own Bishop Denis Nulty blesses Sean Whelan and Deirdre Eighan (pictured above) who are due to be married on the 12 May 2017. The young couple received the Valentine’s blessing in the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Whitefriar Street on 9 February from Bishop Denis Nulty, previously curate at the Cathedral in Mullingar.
Bishop Nulty serves as national chairman of Accord, the Church’s marriage advisory and support agency. Accord helps to prepare couple for marriage and also offers a professional counselling service, facilitating couples and individuals to explore, reflect upon and work to resolve difficulties that arise in their marriages and relationships. Our local Accord service is located on Bishopsgate Street, Mullingar.