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Feast of the Epiphany Feast of the Baptism of the Lord 7th January 2024


R.I.P.
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Willie Curtis whose funeral took place recently.
We ask parishioners to remember the bereaved in your prayers.

Supporting our Parish
Total Offertory: € 835.00
Envelopes: Stamullen € 505.00
Julianstown € 685.00
We are sincerely grateful for your continued support.
Contributions

If you wish to contribute to our Parish, please use the following Account details:
BIC: BOFIIE2D
IBAN: IE85BOFI90354175356829.
Please state your name in the reference.

Parish Weekly Envelopes
Boxes of envelopes have been distributed.
If you are expecting a box but do not receive one, please call into the Sacristy to pick yours up.

If you would like to receive a box of envelopes, please contact Carol in our Parish Office. You can also contribute by standing order or bank transfer. Standing order forms are available beside the Newsletters in both churches.

Thank you to all who contribute to our Parish. Your support is very much appreciated.

First Friday calls and Hospital Visits
If you, or a member of your family, would like a visit from Fr. Brendan, please contact our Parish Office or contact Fr. Brendan on 087-2204788. Please don’t take for granted that someone else has already done this. (God be with the days, the Hospitals gave us the information but now with GDPR regulations they are unable to, so the information must come from a family member).

Sacraments in our Parish

• BAPTISM
All parents wishing to Register their child for Baptism are required to attend a Parish Baptism Preparation meeting.
For more details on how to register your child/children for Baptism, please contact the Parish Office

Our next Parish Baptismal Preparation meeting will take place on Tuesday, 6th February. Please contact our parish office if you would like to register your child for Baptism.

• CONFIRMATION
Our parish Confirmation ceremonies will take place on Friday, 22nd March.
Our First Communion ceremonies will take place on Saturdays, 20th and 27th April.

• FIRST COMMUNION
First Communion Ceremonies in our Parish will take place on Saturday, 20th April for children from Whitecross NS and Saturday, 27th April for children from St. Patrick’s NS both ceremonies will take place at 10 am in St. Mary’s Church, Julianstown.

Parents/guardians have been notified regarding allocation of tickets for our Parish Confirmation and First Communion Ceremonies.

Allocating tickets for our ceremonies is not ideal, but with such large numbers for the Sacraments and with a limited capacity in the church, it is the fairest.

• MARRIAGE
If you are planning a Wedding. Please contact the Parish Office and we will advise you of the procedures involved:

Contact the Parish Office to advise of your intention to marry, to make sure the Church is available for your preferred date. (Naturally the earlier you do this the better). At that time, we will advise on the next steps:
For couples who are getting married, you need to meet the priest of the parish you are residing in for the past six months, to complete all the necessary paperwork (Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Form) which is the responsibility of the Bride and Groom.
Please note that this must be done at least three months before the wedding.

Parish Office
Our Parish Office Hours are Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 12pm.

Directives from the Diocese of Meath
for Celebration of Funeral & Wedding Masses
In our Parish, in accordance with Diocesan guidelines, Eulogies are not part of the Funeral Mass; an option for a eulogy to take place is in the Funeral Home or in the Cemetery, after the burial.

In celebrations of the Eucharist, Readings at the Mass must be taken from the Bible (Lectionary).
Our church is a Sacred space with the Blessed Sacrament and sacred Music/Hymns only are permitted during the celebration of the Eucharist, be it at a Funeral or Wedding Mass.

Weekday masses on the day of a Funeral
Funerals in our Parish normally take place at 11 am.

When a Funeral Mass takes place in St. Patrick’s Church (on Tuesday or Thursday), it will replace the 10 am Mass on that day. When a Funeral Mass takes place in St. Mary’s Church (on a Wednesday or Friday), it will replace the 10 am Mass on that day.

When the 10 am Mass is in the second church in the parish on the day of a funeral, that Mass will become a Eucharistic Service.
This will enable Fr. Brendan to attend the house and say prayers with the Family.

Any mass intention/s from the postponed morning Mass will automatically be offered the following week.

Church Gate Collections
We would like to remind those applying for Permits that there are clear Guidelines for such collections.

The Parish Finance Committee ask that Collections take place after Mass in accordance with the permit.

Meals on Wheels AGM
Annual General Meeting (AGM ) of Julianstown Stamullen Meals on Wheels takes place on Monday, 15th January, 2024 at 8pm in The Glenside Hotel. All most welcome to come along.

IBTS (Irish Blood Transfusion Service)
We will have an opportunity to give blood on Thursday, 18th January in St. Patrick’s GFC Club. Please contact 1800222111 to book. Please share this information with family and friends.

Julianstown Bowls Club
Julianstown Bowls Club is recruiting new members. Why not come along to experience the game of bowls and have a very enjoyable evening, on Monday or Thursday from 8 to 10 pm in Julianstown Community Hall. Contact Sean on 086-8438803 or Marie 086-1525413

MASS SCHEDULES

Saturday, 6th ST. MARY’S 7:00 pm
AV. Vincent and Oliver Branigan

Sunday, 7th
ST. PATRICK’S 10:00 am AV. Mary Vickers
ST. MARY’S 11:30 am MM. Olive Whelan
AV. Kevin & Joan Sheridan, May Morgan and DFM Brangan Family
AV. Pat & Mary Markey and DFM

Tuesday ST. PATRICK’S 10:00 am RD. Dervila Keogh Clarke
Wednesday ST. MARY’S 10:00 am Celebrant’s Intention
Thursday ST. PATRICK’S 10:00 am RD. John Jones
Friday ST. MARY’S 10:00 am All who are sick in our Parish

Saturday, 13th ST. MARY’S 7:00 pm
AV. Mary, & Tom Dunne and their son Larry
AV. Una Smyth
AV. Martin Byrne

Sunday, 14th ST. PATRICK’S 10:00 am
AV. Margaret McGeever
AV. Ann, Harry, Molly and Eugene McKenna and remembering Rose Kenny

ST. MARY’S 11:30 am
AV. Mary Murphy

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