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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 18th June 2023

Papal Message for The Day for Life

18th June 2023

Pope Francis has sent a message of encouragement for all who participate in the Day for Life:

The Holy Father Francis was informed of the celebration of the 2023 Day for Life in Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales under the theme “Listen to Her” and sends his greetings and good wishes to all the participants.


In listening to Mary, our Mother, and following her example, he invites us to discover our personal call from God who is the source of our existence, reminding us that, “Each human being is called by God to enjoy the fullness of life; and, is entrusted to the maternal care of the Church. Every threat to human dignity and life cannot but have an effect on her heart, on her maternal ‘womb’. To defend life is not an ideology for the Church. It is a reality; a human reality which involves all Christians, precisely because they are Christian and because they are human”. (General Audience, 25 March 2020).


With these sentiments in mind, I assure all who participate in this year’s Day for Life of Pope Francis’ prayers, particularly for all expectant mothers and their families. Through the intercession of the Mother of God, the Holy Father cordially imparts his Apostolic Blessing to all participants and invokes an abundance of Divine graces.



Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of Tomás ó Eochaigh (Hoey), Shallon, brother of John Hoey and Gerry Farrell, Rialto (Brother-in-law of John Hoey).

We ask parishioners to remember the bereaved in your prayers.


Baptism Preparation Team

We are delighted to announce that we are preparing to host Baptismal Preparation meetings in September.


It is hoped that we would host nine meetings a year with one team of two facilitating each half hour meeting.


If you would like to volunteer to join the Baptismal Preparation Team, please contact Carol in our Parish office (Phone 01-8412647 or e-mail


From September all parents/guardians wishing to bring their Child for Baptism will be required to attend a Baptismal Preparation


If you would like to register your child/children for Baptism, please contact the Parish Office.


Ceremonies in our Parish:  Baptism


Recently, we welcomed in Baptism: Rosie Rae Kelly and Cailín Timmons.


We ask Parishioners to pray for all children and their families.




Supporting our Parish

Total Offertory:                             €    985.00

Envelopes:               Stamullen        €    365.00

Julianstown      €    325.00


We are very grateful for your continued support.

If you wish to contribute to our Parish, please use the following Account details:


IBAN: IE85BOFI90354175356829  BIC: BOFIIE2D

Please state your name in the reference.  Thank you for our consideration.



July – Mass Times

Please remember – For the month of July the Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s Church will be not take place.

This means there will be one Vigil Mass in the Parish at 5:45 pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen.


August – Mass times

In August the Vigil Mass in St. Patrick’s Church will not take place.

This means there will be one Vigil Mass in the Parish at 7 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown.

All other Sunday Mass times in our Parish remain the same.


Cemetery Masses and Devotions


Stamullen Cemetery

Mass will take place in Stamullen Cemetery this Thursday, 22nd June at 7:30 pm.


Moorechurch Cemetery

Mass and Blessing of Graves in Moorechurch Cemetery will take place on Sunday, 2nd July at 11:30 am. Please alert family and friends outside the parish.


Kilsharvan Cemetery

Kilsharvan Cemetery Devotions will take place at 7 pm on Friday, 7th July 2023.



St. Patrick’s GFHC Lotto

Jackpot € 3,300 drawn on 13th June.  Numbers drawn: 1, 18, 22, 26. No Winner.  No Match Three Winner.   Next week’s Jackpot: €3,400.


Community Notice

Strand Medical Practice, Laytown is moving!

From Monday, 19th June our new address will be 1st Floor, An Dunnog, Bettystown Town Centre, Bettystown, Co. Meath.  Our phone number remains unchanged 041-9828039 for appointments.   We look forward to welcoming all our patients in our new location.


St. Oliver Plunkett Procession

The Annual St. Oliver Plunkett Procession takes place on Sunday, 2nd July. It commences at Holy Family Church, Ballsgrove at 3pm and proceeds to St. Peter’s Church where Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Tom Deenihan at 4pm. The homily will be given by Bishop Tom Deenihan.


Mass Schedules


Saturday, 17th               St. Patrick’s      5:45 pm   

AV.     Paddy Whyte

Michael McLoughlin

St. Mary’s         7:00 pm

Celebrants’ Intention


Sunday, 18th           St. Patrick’s      10:00 am   SI.       Special Intention

                                       St. Mary’s          11:30 am              People of the Parish

Tuesday                  St. Patrick’s    10:00 am        S.I.      Special Intention

Wednesday            St. Mary’s         10:00 am        SI.       This morning we have two Special Intentions

Thursday                St. Patrick’s    10:00 am        RD.     Sr Brigid Woods

Friday                     St. Mary’s         10:00 am                Graduation Mass for children from Whitecross

School.  All very welcome to attend.

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