Fourth Sunday in Lent 19th March 2023
Prayer for the Fourth Sunday of Lent
Loving Creator of mine, I feel the pace quicken, the time draw near.
I am filled with joy as I move toward Easter and the promised reconciliation with you.
Teach me to follow the example of your Son, to be worthy of being called one of his people,
Help me to live each day as he did turning hatred to love and conflict to peace.
I await the new life with eagerness, faith and a deep gratitude.
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Gerry Branigan.
We ask parishioners to remember the bereaved in your prayers.
Parish Pastoral Assembly
Congratulations to the members of our Parish Pastoral Assembly who were commissioned last weekend. After the Ceremony, Assembly members distributed a short Questionnaire. There are copies available after Masses this weekend. We would be delighted if you could bring home a questionnaire take some time to complete it and return it over the next two weeks.
- You can place your completed Questionnaire in one of the Boxes provided at each door in the Church.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to consider the questions and complete the Questionnaire. This will help the Assembly members discern a way forward for our parish.
Mass continues every Wednesday during Lent at 7:30 pm in St. Patrick’s Church. Why not join us?
We would love new members to join our fabulous Choir. We meet before Mass on Sunday Morning to practice. If you love to sing, why not come along and join us. 😊
Ceremonies in our Parish: Baptism
Recently, we welcomed Ollie McHugh Nugent, Naoise Mooney, Millie Smith and Leon Vickers in Baptism.
We ask Parishioners to pray for all children and their families.
If you would like to Register your child/children for Baptism, please contact the Parish Office
First Communion Preparation
- First Confessions will take place in Mary’s Church on Tuesday, 28th March at 7pm for children from Whitecross School and on Thursday, 30th March at 7 pm in St. Patrick’s Church for children from St. Patrick’s School. If anyone has any questions, please call in to see Fr. Brendan after any Mass.
- First Communion Ceremonies will take place on Saturday’s 22nd April at 11 am (Whitecross NS) and 6th May (St. Patrick’s NS) at 11 am in St. Mary’s Church.
Supporting our Parish
Total Offertory: € 1,060.00
Envelopes: Stamullen € 297.00
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.
Special Collections for Syria & Turkey
A total of € 2,815 was raised in the recent Parish collection to support the people of Syria and Turkey. We would to thank parishioners for their generous donations.
St. Mary’s Church Window Replacement
We are very thankful by the Donations which continue to be received towards the Windows Project in St. Mary’s Church. We are very grateful for the support for this project, it is very much appreciated.
Thank you most sincerely to each and every one of you.
You may have noticed the scaffolding around the large window in St. Mary’s Church. We are delighted to say that Phase Two of the window project has begun and it will last for roughly eight weeks.
The existing window above the organ will be removed and replaced. The estimated cost of this is € 19,400 (built into this price is a €4,000 contingency in case water damage is discovered in the rafters and other timbers of the Roof when it is opened).
If you wish to contribute, please use the following Account details:
IBAN IE85BOFI90354175356829 BIC: BOFIIE2D. Please state your name and mention Windows Project in the reference.
If you wish to contribute by cheque, please make the cheque payable to Stamullen Julianstown Parish and write Windows Project on the reverse. Thank You!
St. Patrick’s GFHC Lotto
Jackpot €2,000 drawn on 14th March. Numbers drawn: 3,9,17,23. No Winner. Three Match Three Winners: Patricia Arnold, Lucy Byrne, Gloria McGuinness. Next week’s Jackpot: € 2,100.