The homily by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, at the Mass for the 75th anniversary of the consecration of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar.
Cardinal Dolan was invited to Mullingar for this occasion in remembrance of the contribution of Cardinal John Glennon, a native of Kinnegad, who preached at the consecration of the Cathedral in 1939 and who played a significant role in the construction of the Cathedral.
The Cardinal was joined at the Mass by Bishop Michael Smith of Meath, Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio, and Bishop Denis Nulty of Kildare and Leighlin, who has served as in Mullingar parish for 10 years.
Following the Mass, an estimated 1,500 people took part in a street party organized by parish volunteers. The festivities included music from the Mullingar Town Band, performances by the local Arts Centre, children’s games and guided tours of the Cathedral.