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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 10th July 2022

Moorechurch Cemetery

Thank you to all who attended Mass and Blessing of Graves in Moorechurch Cemetery last Sunday.   We think you will all agree it was a great celebration.


We would like to thank all who helped on the day and all who were involved in the preparation of the cemetery and surrounding area for our annual devotions.


Thanks again to:

  • Georgina and the Choir members for providing lovely music to accompany our Ceremony (Special thanks to Fr. Brendan for joining in, however, perhaps next year he might even sing in tune!! 😊 Pavarotti, eat your heart out!!)


  • Bridie


  • Denis O’Flaherty


  • Our Sacristans, Josephine and Johnny


  • Collectors: Myra, Christy, Diarmuid and Michael


  • Joseph and Pat & Mary for providing the Lorry


  • Philip and Christy for facilitating car parking


  • Paudge for the great job on the sound


  • Brendan Collins for the great job he did cutting the grass


  • Ann


  • Thanks also to Frs. Philip Smith and Brendan Ludlow for joining us.


Finally, A special note of thanks to all who visit the Cemeteries in the Parish, for the care and attention given to the graves of their loved ones.


We would like to take this opportunity to remind you when you visit either Cemeteries, to please take any rubbish/unwanted flowers etc., home with you for recycling.



Blessing of Graves

Blessing of Graves in Kilsharvan Cemetery will take place at 7 pm next Friday, 15th July.


Mass in Stamullen Cemetery will take place at 7pm on Thursday, 28th July.


Blessing of Graves in Saints Peter & Paul, Balbriggan will take place at 4 pm on Sunday, 24th July


Balscadden Church, Old School & Flemington Cemeteries will take place at 4pm on 14th August.


Supporting the Parish

Total Offertory:                            €  280.00

Moorechurch Gate Collection:        € 2270.00

Envelopes:              Stamullen     €  415.00

Patron Day Julianstown     €  730.00

Thank you for your continued support which is very much appreciated.


Priesthood Ordination  for our Diocese

At 3pm on Sunday, 17th July,  Rev. Barry White, from Rathkenny  will be ordained priest for our Diocese  in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar by Most Rev Tom Deenihan, Bishop of Meath.

Priesthood is a gift from God that brings us to God. It is a call less ordinary and beautiful.  It is a ministry that goes out from the altar of the Lord’s Presence to those sick at home or in hospital, to the young in search of meaning and to those seeking hope. Without the Priesthood, we cannot have Mass or the Sacraments; the very person of Christ among us.

May every family in our parish with a son never fear God’s call.  Let us continue to pray that young men will offer themselves to the Lord in his   service.

Contact: Vocations Director  Fr. Tony Gonoude Tel:  044-9373923.


Directives from the Diocese of Meath

for Celebration of Funeral & Wedding Masses

In our Parish, according to 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.


Meath Diocese Pilgrimage to Knock

The Meath Diocese pilgrimage to Knock will be renewed this year and will take at the start of the Knock Novena on Sunday 14th August.

The Pilgrimage will be by Bishop Thomas Deeihan. Anointing of the Sick takes place in the Basilica at 2.30pm and Mass is at 3 pm. The Rosary procession will follow outside on the grounds of the Shrine, weather permitting. See also poster and or Knock Shrine website.


St. Patricks GFHC Lotto

Jackpot: €3,600. Drawn: 6th July. Numbers Drawn:3,13,18,29. Jackpot Winner:  Myra O’Flaherty. Next Week’s Jackpot: € 1,000.


Tidy Towns activities in the Parish

Julianstown:  Judging for Supervalu National Tidy Towns takes place this month and early August will see judging take place for Meath Co. Council’s Pride of Place; this will include Julianstown village and housing estates, and shop fronts.

The Lime Kiln has been entered for Best Shop Front and Best hospitality. Good luck to all.

If you would like to give a hand, please meet in the garden at 10.30 am any Tuesday or Saturday morning.  It’s good fun, you learn lots about gardening and enjoy a cuppa with your friends and neighbours.  A big ‘Go raibh maith agat’ to our volunteers and those on the East Meath Community Employment Scheme – you are making such a difference to our beautiful village of Julianstown.


Stamullen: We meet every Saturday at 11 am and every Wednesday evening at 7 pm, at the church.  Anyone who wishes to help can contact us on 087-2712651 or any member of the Tidy Towns.


Mass Schedules



Saturday, 9th         St. Patrick’s      6:00 pm         AV.     Patrick & Elizabeth Black


                               St. Mary’s         7:00 pm                     People of the Parish


Sunday, 10th          St. Patrick’s     10:00 am       AV.     Maureen Finn and May & Micky McAuley

  1. Oliver McNulty his daughter Monica

   and his brother Tony


St. Mary’s         11:30 am      MM.   Kathleen Kelly




 Tuesday                St. Patrick’s      10:00 am       RD.     Francie (Frances) McCoy

 Wednesday          St. Mary’s         10:00 am       RD.     Kathleen Kelly

 Thursday              St. Patrick’s      10:00 am                   Celebrants’ Intention

 Friday                   St. Mary’s         10:00 am                   Celebrants’ Intention



Saturday, 16th      

St. Patrick’s       6:00 pm                   


St. Mary’s         7:00 pm


Sunday, 17th          St. Patrick’s      10:00 am                  


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

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