Christ the King Cathedral Mullingar 75 – Cardinal Dolan Homily

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.

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Under the patronage of St Finian of Clonard, the diocese of Meath covers Meath, Westmeath and parts of Offaly. The cathedral named in honour of Christ the King in Mullingar is the spiritual home of all the parishes of the diocese. Our bishop is Most Rev Michael Smith, a native of Oldcastle.