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Fifth Sunday of Lent: Sunday, 21st March 2021

Fifth Sunday of Lent Sunday, 21st March 2021


Due to Covid restrictions we will continue to upload Mass from the Parish on the YouTube channel at 10 am on Sunday.
Parishioners can go to the Parish website: and scroll down to the bottom left- hand side of the screen. Click into the YouTube channel.

This Sunday’s Mass will be offered for:
Cora & James Boylan
Patsy Cole
Margaret Darby

Sunday, 28th March, Palm Sunday – Next Weekend’s Mass will be offered for:
Noreen Morrissey

A Note of appreciation
I would like to thank the schools and all the parishioners who paid tribute to Fr. M.V. Daly last Monday as he was laid to rest in the grounds of St. Patrick’s Church, Stamullen.
It was especially heartening to see those who attended at the burial and those who lined the route as his cortege passed on its way to the Church.

As I indicated in my homily on St. Patrick’s Day, Fr. Daly used his talents to the betterment of this parish.

We pray that he will hear the words of the Lord, ‘come to me my faithful servant’. Solas na bhflaitheas air go deo.
Fr. Declan

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the souls of Fr. Michael V Daly whose funeral took place on Monday and Imelda Clinton whose funeral takes place in Julianstown this weekend. We remember the bereaved in our prayers.

Lenten Mass
 Mass is available every Wednesday on the YouTube channel at 10 am. This mass can be accessed any time from then.

We continue our “Begin Again” programme
We invite everybody to start something new for Lent and if you miss a day or a few days to Begin Again.
Sunday: Tune in to weekend Mass on-line via webcam or Facebook.
Monday: Reach out to someone via text or phone call who may need your support.
Tuesday: Cook something nice for yourself or family and enjoy.
Wednesday: Contribute some monies to Trócaire and helping the poor and needy.
Thursday: Pray privately and remember three things to be thankful to God for.
Friday: Abstain from meat.
Saturday: Do some physical exercise on your own or with family if you can.
Each Day: Offer Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be for family, our sick and departed.

Prayer as we continue through Lent
Loving Jesus,
As I place on my forehead the sign of your saving cross,
You say to me, repent and believe in the Gospel.
Walking into Lent My heart is set on you. May my fasting fill me with hunger for you,
May my prayer draw me deeper into your presence.
May my acts of charity bring your love to my home and community. Lord of life,
Grant that by turning back to you in these forty days
I will re-awaken the joy of my Easter faith;
For you raise me up from fear and despair and call me to hope and trust in God who is with me always.
With you, I will rise again. Amen
Positive Thinking
There was once a farmer who used to sell a pound of butter to a baker every day. One day, the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting a full pound, and he found that he was not. This angered him immensely and he decided to take the farmer to court…

The judge asked the farmer if he was using any kind of measure. The farmer replied, ”your Honour, I am a simple being, I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.” The judge asked, “then how do you weigh the butter?” The farmer replied, “your Honour, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound of bread loaf from him. Every day when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it is the baker.”

We get back in life what we give to others.

One day a partially deaf four-year-old child came home with a note in his pocket from his teacher, “Your Tommy is too stupid to learn, get him out of school.” His mother read the note and answered, “My Tommy is not too stupid to learn, I will teach him myself.”

And that Tommy grew up to be the great Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb. He had only three months of formal school and he was partically deaf!

Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You, Amen.

Thank you to all who continue to drop weekly envelopes to the church/parochial house. Your support is very much appreciated.

• Cheques: If you prefer to send cheques – please make them payable to Stamullen Julianstown Parish.
• If you wish to contribute to the church by bank transfer, you can e-mail your request to the parish at and we will contact you.
• Parishioners can also donate through the parish website and click the give button in the red box.
• We would like to advise Parishioners, that should they wish to place envelopes in the Postbox at the Parish House, please be assured this box is monitored and overlooked by a security camera so it is very safe.

We are grateful to all who support our Parish especially in these difficult times when there is no Offertory Collection at Mass.

Despite Churches not being open, they still need to be maintained. Each parish also supports our Diocese as regards to expenses for Marriage Tribunal, Catechetical support at Primary and Post Primary level, contribution towards the Irish Episcopal Conference as well as the general expenses of running the Diocese.

St. Patricks GFHC Lotto
Jackpot. €9,700. No Jackpot Winner. Drawn on: 16th March 2021. Numbers Drawn: 6,15,20,27.
Lucky Dip Numbers: 15,20,27. Lucky Dip Winner: (1) €100 – Ann Dunne.
Next Week’s Jackpot: €9,800. Thank you to all our loyal supporters.

Parish Office
The parish office remains closed. You can contact Fr. Declan on 01-8412647.
Parishioners are also invited to e-mail requests or queries to the Parish Office: (We are checking e-mails regularly and will respond as quickly as possible, but please allow at least a week for replies).

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