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Newsletter Sunday 10th January 2016

R. I. P.
Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Pat Duffy whose funeral took place during the week. We remember the bereaved in our prayers.

Mass Intentions
Please remember Funeral Masses, when they occur, will replace the Mass of the day.
On Sunday Funerals will take place at the usual Mass times. Funerals therefore will take place at 10 am in Stamullen and 11:30 am in Julianstown (only on Sunday).

Supporting the Parish
Total Offertory: € 865.00
Envelopes Stamullen € 855.00
Envelopes Julianstown € 310.00

Adoration Stamullen
Adoration resumes in Stamullen on January 14th.

St. Paul’s Missal for 2016
A very limited number of St. Paul’s Missals are available from the Sacristy and Parish Office. The cost is €7

Alpha Course
We had a great time together at our first Alpha Session on Wednesday night night. Thanks to everyone who came out on such a miserable night. Lovely food too! Don’t worry if you missed the first one there are still places and free workbooks to follow the course. Why not come along next Wednesday at 7.30pm in Whyte’s function room. We would love to see you and you will be most welcome.

Check out to view a video of the first week.
If you have any questions or queries you can contact Colin on 0879484216.

True Light Prayer Group
We meet every Tuesday night in the Parish Centre, Stamullen from 8 to 9.30 pm.  Come and join us for praise, worship and scripture reading.  All are very welcome.

Ceremonies: Weddings
We would like to congratulate Patrick Calvey, son of Hugh and Mary Calvey who married Jennifer Brant in Portmarnock, Dublin before Christmas. We wish Patrick & Jennifer every blessing for the future.

Stamullen M Donnelly RC
New information in next week’s Newsletter.

St. Patrick’s GF & HC – Club News
Check out the facebook page for news. More info next week. 

St. Patrick’s Club – Lotto
Drawn on 05/01/2016. No Winner: Numbers Drawn:7,12,13,19. Next Crossbar draw: December 15th – €750. Weekly Winners: Daithi Finnegan, Barry Russell, Myra O’Flaherty, Ann Sarsfield, Linda Sweeney. Next Week’s Jackpot: €4,200.

Thanks to all who have already returned their CHY3 or 4 Forms. If you have any questions about these forms please do not hesitate to contact Carol at the parish office. Thank you for your continued support which is much appreciated. If your circumstances have changed since the last form please write a note on same and return to enable us to update the information on the Parish system. Forms can be left in the boxes provided in the Church

Stamullen Bowls Club
Stamullen Bowls Club continues every Tuesday and Thursday from 8-10 pm in St. Patrick’s GAA centre, Cock Hill Road. Why not come along and join us for a great night of sport in the company of good people For more information contact Rosie at 01-8412086.

Stamullen Tidy Towns
Winter schedule of meeting on a Saturday morning from 11 to 12 continues. Meet at the church. All help, particularly from the more able bodied members of our community – no matter how small would be much appreciated.

Viatores Christi
Our Mission continues with hope and joy in 2016 – we pray that we can continue to serve those in most need at home and overseas – we do this by training and placing skilled people where they are needed in the world and where nobody else has the required skills set nearby. You hear from us quite often and we are always looking for people  to go the Mission field but in 2015 we actually also began to recruit local people on to projects and we also have a Uganda sub office headed up by a Ugandan woman.  
Our Mission partners (largely Irish religious sisters, brothers and sisters and their projects which they have set up over the decades)  still require suitably qualified lay people to consider giving a year or two to Mission, to go and share their skills where they are needed most and train at least one person to take over when they depart.
At the moment we are looking for everything from Carpenters to Teacher Trainers to Marketing Specialists to Social Workers and all jobs are on our website.

Do you want to learn more about the possibility of overseas volunteering and/or training in Overseas Development & Mission? Viatores Christi (VC) will hold an Information & Recruitment Session on Saturday  16th January 2016 at 12.00 at VC HQ, 8 New Cabra Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7 Tel. 01-8689986 or check

Stamullen Village Plans – Meeting
Senator Thomas Byrne n conjunction with Stamullen Community Alert Committee will be hosting a talk to answer any questions people may have about the proposal to increase the population of the village to anything up to 15,000.  This is a serious issue for the village as we are already lacking amenities and we have to make submissions to block this before the end of the month.  This talk will be held upstairs in St Patrick’s GAA on Tuesday, 12th January at 9pm.  

Computer Classes
Computer, Tablet & Smartphone classes are now available from Meath Partnership for beginners and improvers in various locations throughout Meath for those aged over 55. IT Training is also being provided for jobseekers who would like to improve their skills and prospects for entering employment. For more information please contact Tatiana or Colin on 046 9280 790”.
If you would like to arrange for classes to be held in your local parish or have any groups which you may think would be interested in taking part in the course in your local area please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss this. Meath Partnership will provide the trainer and equipment to complete these classes in your area.

Julianstown Community Centre
The new contact numbers for the hire or use of the Community Centre at Julianstown are Sean Keogh on 087-9425004 or Sean Murtagh on 086-8438803.

Julianstown Tidy Towns
If you can lend a hand getting the community garden in shape on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday we meet from 10:30 for an hour followed by a Cuppa….

DKiT CAO and Course Information Morning
Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is hosting a CAO and Course information morning for school leavers, mature students and parents on Saturday 16th January between 10am and 1pm in the Muirhevna Building in DkIT. 
DkIT offers courses in a variety of areas such as Business, Humanities, Hospitality, Engineering, Computing, Creative Media, Music, Nursing, Health, and Science.

Gormanston Beach Clean-up
Gormanston Community Beach Clean-up for the ‘Off-Season’, is on the 1st Saturday of the Month only, up to April 2016 inclusive.
Please support your next monthly clean-up at 10 am on Saturday 6th February at Delvin River Viaduct. All equipment supplied in co-operation with Meath Co Co.

Young at Heart – Fund Raising Bingo
Join us every Thursday night from 8 pm in Whyte’s of Stamullen for fun Bingo night with a great atmosphere. All very welcome.

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