2nd January 2021
Saturday, 1st January
St. Patrick’s 6:00 pm People of the Parish
St. Mary’s 7:00 pm AV. Ollie & Vincent Branigan
Sunday, 2nd January
St. Patrick’s 10:00 am AV. Seamus Mooney and DFM Mooney Family
St. Mary’s 11:30 am AV. Pat Duffy
- Margaret Darby
Tuesday St. Patrick’s: 10:00 am Special Intention
Wednesday St. Mary’s: – No 10 am Mass –
7:30 pm Vigil Mass of the Feast of Epiphany
Thursday St. Patrick’s: 10:00 am Feast of the Epiphany
Friday St. Mary’s 10:00 am List of the Dead
St. Patrick’s 7:30 pm List of the Dead
St. Patrick’s 6:00 pm
St. Mary’s 7:00 pm AV. Philomena Haran
St. Patrick’s 10:00 am AV. Anne McKenna,
and Harry, Molly & Eugene McKenna
St. Mary’s 11:30 am MM. Michael Hughes
The Feast of the Epiphany – Thursday, 6th January
This feast commemorates the visit of the wise men to worship the baby Jesus. Tradition tells us that their names were Caspar, Melchior and Balthassar. The men were astrologers who were looking for the star that would lead them to the promised Messiah. This was prophesied in the Book of Micah. According to the Gospel narratives, the wise men brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh with them. These gifts were very meaningful. Gold was a precious and expensive gift and showed how important Jesus was. Frankincense is a sweet perfume which was often burned in the temple to worship God. It was a sign that Jesus should be worshipped. Myrrh was used to keep things fresh, and it was used by the women to anoint Jesus’ body when he died. By bringing it as a gift to Jesus, the wise men foretold his suffering and death.
New Year Reflection
Help Us Enter the New Year
God of all time, help us enter the New Year quietly,
thoughtful of who we are to ourselves and to others,
mindful that our steps make an impact
and our words carry power.
May we walk gently.
May we speak only after we have listened well.
Creator of all life,
help us enter the New Year reverently,
aware that you have endowed
every creature and plant, every person and habitat
with beauty and purpose.
May we regard the world with tenderness.
May we honour rather than destroy.
Lover of all souls,
help us enter the New Year joyfully,
willing to laugh and dance and dream,
remembering our many gifts with thanks
and looking forward to blessings yet to come.
May we welcome your lavish love.
In this new year,
may the grace and peace of Christ bless us now,
and in the days ahead.
The Parish Office will re-open at 9:30 am on Tuesday, 4th January.
First Friday Masses
Mass will take place at 10 am in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown and at 7:30 pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen every First Friday.
First Friday Calls
If you know anyone who is housebound and would appreciate receiving the sacraments, please contact the parish office or Fr. Brendan.
Boxes of Envelopes have been distributed throughout the Parish. If you have not received your box, or if you would like to receive one, please contact the Parish Office.
St. Patrick’s GFHC Lotto
Jackpot. €6,300. Drawn on 21st December. Numbers drawn: 19, 21, 22, 23. Jackpot Winner: Amanda Carey
One Match 3 Winner: Anne Dunne. Next Jackpot: €1,000. Next Draw: 4th January. Thank you to all our loyal supporters.