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Fifth Sunday of Easter 7th May 2023


Ceremonies in our Parish


First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the boys and girls from St. Patrick’s School who made their First Communion this weekend.


Thanks to our Principal, Ms. Aoife Slack and all the Staff and teachers and SNA’s in our parish schools for their help preparing these children for this important Ceremony and to their parents and families for their support and encouragement in handing on the faith to their children.



Recently, we welcomed Nancie Connolly, Klara Berrill, Mason O’Leary and Xander & Rya in Baptism.

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


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


Parish Phone


We are waiting for word from EIR regarding the issue with our phonelines.  The last message received was that the ‘fault is still under investigation’! We are hoping the issue is rectified very soon.

If you have difficulty getting through, please e-mail us at We apologise for any inconvenience.


Summer Schedules


Cemetery Sunday Moorechurch

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.


Summer 2023 – Mass Times

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

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



Supporting our Parish

Total Offertory:                             €     1,110.00

Vocations Sunday:    Stamullen        €       535.00

Julianstown      €       475.00


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.

CHY3 & 4 – Charity Tax Relief

You might be aware of the Revenue (CHY) Charity Tax Back Scheme.  The collective donations of an individual of over €250 are eligible for this scheme and the Parish can claim 20% of the donation back through this scheme.


If you donate to the parish, and for those who use the Weekly envelopes, where the total is over €250, we will send a Claim form which we would be grateful if you could sign and return.


These forms will be printed off and sent in the coming weeks.


With this in mind, if you are making a donation towards the Refurbishment works being undertaken in the parish, we would be very grateful if you could include your Name and Address with your donation.  This will enable us to send the relevant claim form to you.  Thank you!




Diocese of Meath – Vacancy

The Diocese of Meath is a Catholic community of sixty-nine parishes divided into eight regional deaneries living and working together in service of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Its geographical area comprises counties Meath and Westmeath, the greater part of County Offaly, one parish in County Louth and two parishes in County Cavan.

The Diocese is seeking to recruit for the role of Director of Faith Development in the Diocese of Meath. It is an exciting and challenging opportunity in the life and mission of the Diocese. The post holder will be required to lead and work under their own initiative as well as work as part of a team to develop and implement new approaches, resources and programmes to adult faith formation, sacramental preparation, and evangelisation in parishes across the diocese.

The terms are based on a 5-year Fixed Term Contract, working 35 hours per week, work pattern to be agreed.

Salary: Will be considered within the range of €40,000-€42,500 gross per annum – commensurate upon experience and qualifications.

Full details relating to the vacancy can be found on the Diocesan Website at: clicking on the tab job vacancy where terms and conditions and application form relating to the role can also be accessed.

Applications are welcome from anyone who feels they meet the criteria as presented and are interested in playing an active role in faith development in the Diocese of Meath.   Closing date for applications will be 5pm on Friday 26th May 2023.



St. Patrick’s GFHC Lotto

Jackpot €2,700 drawn on 2nd May.  Numbers drawn: 5, 12, 18,24. No Winner. No Match Three Winner.  Next week’s Jackpot: € 2,800.


Saturday, 6th                 St. Patrick’s      5:45 pm   

AV.     Joey & Marie Whyte

Brian McConville

St. Marys    7:00 pm

AV.     Gerard Mackin


Sunday, 7th             

St. Patrick’s      10:00 am   AV.     John Mooney & DFM Mooney Family

St. Mary’s         11:30 am   AV.     Thomas, Eileen & Aidan Boylan and John & Eileen Stallard


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

Wednesday            St. Mary’s         10:00 am    RD.     Johnny Sullivan

Bishop Senan O’Donnell

Thursday                St. Patrick’s    10:00 am     AV.     Tom Snr, Alice , Kitty, Alan, Tom Jnr, Power

Friday                     St. Mary’s         10:00 am    SI.      

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