Eighth Sunday in Ordinary time – 27th February 2022
Message from Bishop Tom
Next Wednesday, we begin our celebration of Lent. It is now two years since the COVID pandemic struck our country and, as you know, COVID impacted heavily on our churches. For example, in April it will be three years since we will have had the opportunity to gather for the Easter ceremonies in our churches. As restrictions lift and are disappearing, there is an opportunity for the people of the Diocese of Meath to enter into the Season of Lent 2022 with a renewed sense of our identity as the People of God, joyful in our gathering in His name, confident in His mercy and hopeful in the power of His grace to transform our lives. That is what church is!
For more information, please take a copy of Bishop Tom’s Letter which you will find beside the Newsletters.
All parishioners are invited to reach out and invite family or friends who feel estranged or have given up on being associated with the Catholic Church to consider participating in this important event, as together we seek the Holy Spirit to bring us all as children of God to a better sense of what being a believer in Christ ought to be in the world today!
We stand before You, Holy Spirit, as we gather together in Your name. With You alone to guide us, make Yourself at home in our hearts; Teach us the way we must go and how we are to pursue it. We are weak and sinful; do not let us promote disorder. Do not let ignorance lead us down the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions. Let us find in You our unity so that we may journey together to eternal life and not stray from the way of truth and what is right. All this we ask of You, who are at work in every place and time, in the communion of the Father and the Son, forever and ever. Amen.
The first Deanery meeting for the Synodal Pathway will be held in the Star of the Sea Church, Mornington on Tuesday, 8th March at 8pm for those involved in the liturgical life of our parishes: Ministers of the Word, Ministers of the Eucharist, Choir members, organists, ushers/collectors, sacristans etc. Anyone involved in these ministries is welcome to attend.
This weekend we welcome children from our parish who are preparing for
First Holy Communion in April and May.
We wish every blessing on these children and their families and all children preparing for Sacraments in our parish.
First Friday Calls
First Friday calls will take place next Friday, 4th March.
If you know anyone who is housebound and would appreciate receiving the sacraments, please contact the parish office or Fr. Brendan.
Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 760.00
Envelopes: Stamullen € 500.00
Julianstown € 270.00
Thank you for your continued support which is very much appreciated.
Trócaire Boxes are available beside Newsletters in both Churches.
If you wish to contribute to the church by bank transfer, our account details are:
IBAN: IE85 BOFI 9035 4175 3568 29
Please state your name in the Reference for the Transfer.
- Cheques: For accurate lodgement purposes, as per bank instructions, please ensure cheques are made payable to Stamullen Julianstown Parish.
A short course to introduce the way of lectio divina being offered by Rev Professor Seamus O’Connell from St. Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth, over the weeks of Lent through the Aspal online platform. For more information and to register online, visit www.aspal.ie.
- All welcome to pray for one hour in St. Patrick’s Church Stamullen on Thursdays after Mass.
- Adoration continues before Mass on Wednesday mornings in St. Mary’s Church Julianstown.
St. Patricks GFHC Lotto
Jackpot: €1,700. Drawn on 22nd February. Numbers Drawn: 7,15,17,26. No Jackpot Winner. No Match 3 winners. Next Week’s Jackpot: €1,800.
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2022
Volunteers needed: Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will be taking place in Mullingar from Sunday, 31st July to Sunday 7th August 2022 and we are looking for volunteers to help.
This will be the biggest event ever to come to Mullingar and we will need the help of approximately 1,200 volunteers over the course of the event. The minimum commitment is four hours and there is a role to suit everyone.
Anyone aged 15 or over can volunteer (parental consent required for under 18s). For more information or to sign up to volunteer please go to the website: www.fleadhcheoil.ie. Thank you.
St. Patrick’s 6:00 pm AV. Imelda Mooney & DFM Mooney Family
St. Mary’s 7:00 pm AV. Joseph (Joe) & Winnie Sullivan and their son Joseph
- Kathleen Eagers (1st Ann)
- John & Helena Collins and Michael & Margaret Arnold
- Annie Kirk and Pam & Dessie Kirk
St. Patrick’s 10:00 am RD. Eddie O’Kelly
St. Mary’s 11:30 am AV. Margaret Hughes and Patrick & Josephine Hughes
Tuesday St. Patrick’s: 10:00 am RD. Una O’Shea
St. Mary’s: 10:00 am Blessed ashes will be distributed after Mass
St. Patrick’s: 7:00 pm Blessed ashes will be distributed after Mass
Thursday St. Patrick’s: 10:00 am Sick and Housebound in our Parish
Friday St. Mary’s 10:00 am List of the Dead
St. Patrick’s 7:00 pm List of the Dead
Saturday, 5th March
St. Patrick’s 6:00 pm AV. Oliver Smyth
- John & Bridget Maguire, Noeleen Dennehy and baby Noah
- Mary McGuinness
St. Mary’s 7:00 pm
St. Patrick’s 10:00 am BR. George Ryan
St. Mary’s 11:30 am AV. Martin, Rose & Seamus Rowley
- Freda Delany (1st)
- James & Mary Brennan and their son Gerry Brennan