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Sunday, 24th June 2018

New Bishop for Meath

We would like to congratulate Canon Thomas Deenihan who has has been appointed as the new Bishop of Meath.

Fr. Deenihan was born in the parish of Blackpool on June 20, 1967.  He attended the North Monastery Christian Brothers School. After completing post-primary education, he studied in the national seminary of Saint Patricks College, Maynooth.

Bishop-elect Deenihan was ordained a deacon by Bishop Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, in Maynooth on April 1, 1990.  On June 1, 1991, he was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Cork & Ross by the late Bishop Michael Murphy.

Bishop Buckley of the Diocese of Cork and Ross congratulated Fr Deenihan on his appointment and praised him for his work across Cork over the past 27 years.  “As his Bishop, I am very grateful to him for his knowledgeable and respectful service to me and to the Diocese,” he said“I wish Canon Tom every joy, blessing and happiness in his new role.”

On a national level, Bishop-elect Deenihan served as General Secretary of the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association from 2013 to 2016, and as acting-executive secretary to the Council for Education and to the Commission for Catholic Education and Formation of the Irish Episcopal Conference from 2016 to date.

Bishop-elect Deenihan is a member of the Honan Governors at University College Cork; a member of Mercy Care South, a Diocesan Public Juridic Person for the Mercy University Hospital in Cork; and is chair of the Board of Directors of the Christian Leadership in Education Office.



Mass and Blessing of Graves

  • Mass and Blessing of Graves in Stamullen Cemetery will take place this Friday, 29thJune at 7:30 pm.
  • The Annual Mass and Blessing of Graves in Moorechurch Cemetery will take place on Sunday, 1stJuly at 11:30 am
  • Blessing of Graves in Kilsharvan Cemetery will take place on Friday, 13thJuly at 7:30 pm.
  • Please alert those outside the parish to these dates.


Stamullen Cemetery Committee

The annual Mass will take place in Stamullen cemetery on Friday, 29th June at 7:30 pm.

The Committee look forward to seeing you there and the plots in their usual pristine condition.

All are invited to the Parish centre afterwards for a cup of a tea and a chat.


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory: €      770.00

Envelopes:     Stamullen €         265.00

Julianstown €           280.00


CHY Certificates – Charity Relief for the Parish

We would like to advise Parishioners that we received a refund of €13,167 from Revenue recently through the Charity Relief Section.

We would like to thank all who contribute to the parish and to those who returned their completed CHY3/4 Certificates which resulted in this refund.  Your support is very much appreciated.

Parishioners who donate over €250 per annum are eligible for participation in this initiative by Revenue.

If you have not returned your form please do not be discouraged, Revenue assure us that we can submit claims more than once per year.


Sacraments in the Parish:  Baptism

This weekend we welcome in Baptism: Tadhg Brennan, Meadhbh Enright,  Bobby Fitzsimons, Sophie Maxwell and Alex Taaffe.  May all newly baptised children always know and love Jesus as their friend.   We ask parishioners to pray for these children and their familes.


Relics of St. Oliver

Relics of St. Oliver will be present at at 7 pm in Julianstown this Saturday, 23rd June.



Open invitation to Families
An open invitation is being extended to families to visit the Icon of the Holy Family in Navan from the afternooon of Tuesday, 26th June to Friday 29th June and in Mullingar from Friday, 29th June to Monday, 2nd July.

Parishioners are invited to Navan from 7 pm each evening to present their petitions before the Icon (these petitions will be given to contemplative communities in Ireland before being brought to the closing Mass with Pope Francis in the Phoenix Park) at 8 pm join us for Evening Prayer with a reflection on the meaning of the Icon and 8:45 pm Refreshments.

(Parishioners are also invited to visit the Icon at any time over the course of the few days).

Petition sheets will  be made available for families and individuals in every parish so that they can write a prayer request for their family and leave their petition close to the Icon.

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If you would like to spend some time in quiet prayer with the Lord, please join us for one hour, in Julianstown from 9 am and after 10 am Mass on Wednesday


Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Led by Bishop Michael Smith, the annual Meath Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 12th -17th September.
Package includes: Direct flight from Dublin to Tarbes-Lourdes Airport and return, return airport transfers with guide assistance, 5 nights hotel accommodation with Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, Full programme of religious ceremonies and special masses, Guided tours and social evenings, Full assistance of Joe Walsh Tours guides and representatives.  For information, please contact Pilgrimages Abroad on 01-6359300 or email:


Meath Lourdes Hospitality Group

If parishioners know any Hospital pilgrims who would like to travel to Lourdes and need some help with the fare, please contact Lily on 087-6978783.


Stamullen Tidy Towns

Clean up continues every Saturday morning.  Why not join us and help us improve our village … we meet every Saturday at Stamullen Church at 11 am.


St.  Patrick’s Club – Lotto

Drawn on 19/06/2018. Next week’s Jackpot: €8,200.


Stamullen Road Club

On Monday night Drogheda Wheelers CC promoted the opening round of the Mark Mullen Memorial H/C League and Stamullen RC riders were in the top finishers.  Sean Landers finished a close 3rd and Gary Gorman (now fully recovered from his injuries sustained last July) finished 7th  The race was held at Donore and riders raced over (6) laps of the Newtown, Plattin, Donore circuit.

Race fixtures –

Thursday: Louth & Leinster TT Championships at Tenure, Dunleer

Friday: Saturday: Sunday: The Newry 3-Day promoted by Newry Wheelers CC

Saturday & Sunday: Eddie Tobin Memorial Weekend (Underage Saturday) – Seniors on Sunday in Bunclody, Co. Wexford

Thursday 28th June: Irish National Time Trial Championships – Sligo

Saturday 29th June: Elite Women & Junior RR Championships – Colooney,Sligo

Sunday 30th June: Senior National Road Race Championships at Colooney, Sligo.


St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News

  1. Social Dancing returns to St Patricks GAA Centre on Friday, 29thJune at 9pm.  Music on the night with Brian Mc Dermott.  Adm:  €10 including light refreshments.


  1. Féile Féile Féile 2018   …. Boys and Girls Under 14  Footballtakes place at St Patrick’s GAA Club with Finals being played on Sunday 1st July……….more details of match times next week.


St. Patrick’s GAA Fundraising Committee would like to thank Fr. Declan and all contributing parishioners for their generosity in the recent Bake Sale.  We appreciate your community spirit and support for our local organisation. Thank You.


St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen


Saturday, 23rd     6:00 pm Paddy Whyte

Sunday, 24th      10:00 am Iris Connolly, deceased members of the

Connolly family and Ann Merlehan

Parents and relatives of Gerry & Rita Scully

Tuesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

Thursday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

Friday, 29th  7:30 pm Mass & Blessing of Graves in Stamullen Cemetery

Saturday, 30th      6:00 pm James Dunphy (33 Ann)

Sunday, 1st July 10:00 am Paddy and Bridgid Flood

Brendan (Barney) Despard (MM)


St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown


Saturday, 23rd         7:00 pm Dora, Peg & Jack Devin

Sunday, 24th         11:30 am People of the Parish

Wednesday 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intentions

Friday 10:00 am Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Saturday, 30th         7:00 pm Thomas & Annie Reilly

Sunday, 1st July        11:30 am Mass & Blessing of Graves in Moorechurch Cemetery



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